– Senator Abdul Fatai Tayo Buhari said he would have quit as Senate president if he happens to be in the shoes of Dr Bukola Saraki – The Chairman Senate Committee on ICT and Cybercrime said he will not be comfortable to occupy the exalted seat of the Senate president if he were to face trial like the former Kwara state governor – The Senator representing Oyo North Senatorial District used the recent resignation of the Prime Minister of Iceland as a good example on why Saraki should call it a day – Buhari also spoke on the current fuel crisis Senator Bukola Saraki is facing a serious battle, regarding holding on to his Senate presidency seat. Apart from Senator Buhari who advised the Senate president to resign, the Coalition Against Corrupt Leaders (CACOL), called on the Senate President, Bukola Saraki to tow the path of honour by resigning as the President of the Nigerian Senate or be ready to be disgraced out of office. The Oyo state Senator, while speaking on the current happenings in the country, as well as revealing his views about the recent charges of false declaration of assets and money laundering brought against the Senate president in his Ibadan residence earlier on Saturday, April 9, he said:
“I hate to talk about personalities but on issues, but on this matter as a person I would have done the same thing the Prime Minister of Iceland did, I will resign from that position whether I am right or wrong.”
On the state of the nation, he stated that, the APC-led administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, has the grand plan of changing Nigeria from a good to a better country. He said the country will regain its lost glory very soon. The Oyo state born Senator also gave an assurance to all citizens in the country, saying that the Buhari-led government will do all it could, to fulfill the promises it made to Nigerians.
While tendering an apology on behalf of his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), on the current economic crunch, he said:“We are very sorry about the current situation of things in the country, nobody ever envisaged that things were that bad in the country under the previous administration but we have seen it now and we will surely fix it. We understand what Nigerians are passing through, and we won’t make it harder on them till we solve the problems, what we promised Nigerians is safe landing and we shall surely deliver on our promises.”
Senator Buhari also spoke on the lingering fuel crisis. He said the solution to fuel shortage is an urgent deregulation of the downstream sector. He stated: “We are in this mess because of our poor maintenance culture, if we had maintained the existing refineries in the country, we would not have relied on imported refined products for sustenance.”