Former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party’s Caretaker Committee, Ahmed Makarfi, has condemned several calls for the resignation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
He described the call for Saraki’s resignation as an attempt to breach the constitution of Nigeria.
Makarfi disclosed this on Saturday in a meeting with stakeholders at the party’s secretariat in Minna, the Niger State capital, where he was seeking support for his presidential ambition.
His comment comes after the defection of the Senate President from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Makarfi stated that the position of the Senate President is a constitutional matter and not a party affair.
He accused the APC of attempting to usurp power by trying to hunt down those who defected from the party.
He claimed that the current administration has failed in developing the country.
“The APC administration has not done anything to develop infrastructures in the country.
” The roads are blocked, the waterways and railways have not been revived”, he added.
When asked if he will leave the opposition party, Makarfi said, “If I leave PDP, I leave politics, If I wanted to defect I would have done that long before now”.
He called on the leadership of the PDP to carefully manage the defections saying if it’s not properly managed it could have some negative effects on the party.