Alhaji Abdullahi Adamu, the Senator representing Nasarawa West District in the National Assembly, has said the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, would have been chased out of the meeting between President Muhammadu Buhari and the caucus of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the upper legislature, if he had shown up.
According to him, the Senate President betrayed Buhari and the national mandate of the APC by supervising the defection of some federal lawmakers to the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Senator Adamu said Saraki’s group in the Red Chamber were fond of opposing and sabotaging the government of President Buhari, which according to him, had been the cause of the clash between them and members of the Parliamentary Support Group led by him.
He accused Saraki of deliberately leading the Senate into recess so as to give him and his associates time to perfect measures to maneuver the unpleasant effects of his much anticipated defection to the opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party, PDP.
He told Daily Trust newspaper: “There’s no question that Saraki is going to dump the APC, he’s not in the APC anymore. We were there in the presidency, the APC caucus, but he wasn’t there. So, don’t say he will. As far as we’re concerned, he’s gone.
“If he had turned up for the meeting with the president, I would have sent him out. I would have told them that ‘you don’t belong here; you betrayed the president. You want to continue with the game of betrayal? Get out of this place.’
“Each time they talk about strengthening institutions, they’re talking about strengthening their bogey position of office. That’s what they’re doing, and that’s why we never agree with them. They will never play along, supporting their own government.
You’re an APC man, your party has got a national mandate, you have a president, and you’re still working by the day, every one day, against the president, Muhammadu Buhari. It’s a betrayal.
“Take it from me that our colleagues who are now members of the PDP have made the mistake of their lives; they have committed a political blunder. You can start counting the days of failure that confronts the PDP.
“We were not suppose to go on recess on Tuesday. This is the longest recess we’re having, which is about two months. The whole thing is to give them time to maneuver to do what they want to do, but it is an end game for them.”