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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Senators' attempt to make Bukola Saraki Acting President fail

Senators on Tuesday had tried to declare Senate President, Bukola Saraki as Nigeria's acting president, however, the attempt failed.


Senator Eyinanya Abaribe (Abia South), raised a motion that since President Muhammadu Buhari is on medical leave, and the vice (acting) president Yemi Osinbajo is in Addis Ababa for the African Union (AU) summit, the country has no leader and as such Saraki should be declared president.

Senator Kabiru Marafa, citing the constitution also said, "if the President is not around, the Vice President should act, and if the Vice President is not around, the Senate President, who is the number 3 citizen should become acting President."

Saraki however interfered and ruled Marafa "out of order".

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