News broke on Tuesday that during a session in the Senate, a Senator from Abia state, Eyinanya Abaribe had raised a motion that the country had no President or Acting President at the moment, adding that, President Muhammadu Buhari and Professor Yemi Osinbajo were neither in the country, at the time.
The motion was supported by Senator Kabiru Marafa who quoted relevant sections of the Constitution that the Senate President, Olubukola Saraki should be made acting President.
The Senate President, however, did not allow any further debate on the motion and ruled Senator Marafa “Out of Order”.
The news was greeted with shock and disbelief by some Nigerians while others thought it wasn’t such a bad idea after all.
My reaction when I saw the news about how Saraki was almost made Acting President today in the absence of Osinbajo & Buhari pic.twitter.com/UljKHVAmph
— FAVOUR ONYEOZIRI (@Rouvafe) July 4, 2017
See The Men That Almost Made Saraki the Acting president Today in NASS, Senitor Abaribe & Marafa! Nigeria just going From "FIRE TO HELL 😭😫 pic.twitter.com/hrH16w5FLw
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) July 4, 2017
What's D noise about D attempt to make Saraki Acting President today at D senate for, even Dino will make a better President than Buhari
— Yemie Fasipe 🇳🇬 (@YemieFASH) July 4, 2017
Attempt to Make Saraki President is Stupid Yen Yen Yen, Even Baba Suwe will Make a Better President Than Buhari. Argue with your conscience.
— AJALA (@UNCLE_AJALA) July 4, 2017
Because President Buhari & Acting President Osinbajo aren't in the country senate tried to declare Saraki Acting President..
This is a coup😫
— Kemi Ariyo (@d_problemsolver) July 4, 2017
Saraki is the closest thing we have to Frank Underwood in Naija.
Every move he makes is calculated, not one lousy move.
— Nnanyi Bitches (@BiggieMonzie) July 4, 2017
As annoying as this tweet will be to some people, Bukola Saraki would've made a much better president than Muhammadu Buhari. Full Stop!
— Olaudah Equiano® (@Uruokpala) July 4, 2017
I quite agree. Not a fan of Saraki but Saraki seems to be winning every political battle against @AsiwajuTinubu
— kwara freedom (@iamkwarafreedom) July 5, 2017
Abubakar Bukola Saraki has no Godfather who will dictate to him, which makes him a more better leader than Osinbanjo who has IKUNUBU
— Governor Kaslas (@GovernorKaslas) July 5, 2017