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Saraki Writes APC, Explains Choice Of Principal Officers

Posted: Jun 26, 2015 at 8:06 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has written to the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in response to an earlier letter by the party leadership titled “Party Position on Principal Officers of the 8th Senate”, where the APC forwarded to him the names of those it wants to be principal officers.

In the letter, dated June 25, 2015, Saraki explained why he could not see to the implementation of the party’s wishes, noting that his hands were tied on the issue.

He said, “the said letter was received after the various APC zonal caucuses had taken their decisions to nominate candidates as Principal Officers of the Senate, in line with parliamentary convention and the extant provisions of the Senate Standing Orders 2015, as amended.”

A day before, Saraki had read the names of the Principal Officers appointed from the various zonal caucus meetings of the APC, which was contrary to the party leaders’ preferred candidates.