Saraki was Elected by Quorum, Can be Removed by Quorum, Sagay Insists

Prof Itse Sagay, who is the Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, has said that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki was elected by a quorum and could be removed in a similar fashion.

Sagay disagreed with many of his colleagues, insisting that the constitution refers to two-thirds of members present and not the entirety of the Senate.

He said: “The constitution refers to two thirds of those present at the Senate and not the entire Senate. All that needs to be satisfied is the condition for quorum which is one third of the Senate. Once that is achieved, the majority of one third can remove the Senate President and install a new one.

“To be clear, Saraki was not elected by the entire Senate because most of the APC senators were not in the chamber when he was elected. That means he can be removed in like manner.”

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