From Victor Seyi, Ilorin
The vote of confidence passed on the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki on recently by his colleagues at the Senate has been described as a demonstration of the nation’s legislature Independence.
Speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Ali Ahmad, who stated this added that the anti-democratic forces have once again failed to consummate their one-month old evil plan against the Senate President and Nigeria’s democracy.
In a statement by his Special Assistant on Media, Shuaib Abdulkadir in Ilorin, Ahmad further described the senators’ action as a good display of democracy in action.
Stressing that the legislature is the difference between an autocratic regime and democracy, the Speaker said that despite Senator Saraki’s persecution he has continued to garner more support both within and outside the shores of the country.
His words: “It is a democracy in action. The legislature is the difference between an autocratic regime and a democracy. Anti- Democratic forces have once again failed to consummate their one-month old evil plan against our democracy and independence of the legislature”.
“Saraki is super popular among his colleagues. The last time, he got 82 votes of his colleagues who passed their votes of confidence on his leadership and this time around he got the backing of 84 senators out of the 106. That means they believe in him and his leadership”.
The speaker advised the Senate President’s political enemies to face the reality and back track in their evil plans rather than continue to persecute Nigeria’s democracy on the pages of newspapers.
Ahmad stated: “Once again, the detractors have failed on the floor of the Senate. It is better for them to join hands with him to build a formidable Senate that will proffer solutions to the yearnings of Nigerians and stop persecuting the Senate President”.