In a single day, Senate President Bukola Saraki has altered the power configuration in the upper legislative chamber – he has made the PDP the majority party and the APC a minority party (PDP 54 while APC is 50)
For the first time in the political history of the country, the opposition party would form the majority in the upper legislative chamber, forcing the ruling party to relinquish its leadership of the Senate.
Saraki would retain his presidency, effectively making the number three citizen an opposition politician.
In that capacity, he also becomes the highest elected person in opposition camp, a situation that catapults him to the position of national leader of the PDP.
Consequently, the current Minority Leader, Senator Godswill Akpabio, would become the majority leader.
The most instructive of all of these points to especially me as an academic is that Saraki has catapulted himself as a case study for political science students and scholars. He has rewritten history of our politics and political development.
~~ Prof. Jude Essien, a renowned Professor of Political Science.
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