May 01, 2017

Saraki Opens Up: APC Senators Allowed Ekweremadu To Emerge Deputy Senate President

Senate President Bukola Saraki has blamed his colleagues in the APC for the emergence of senator Ike Ekweremadu as deputy senate president despite being a member of the opposition.

Saraki on Monday denied going into an alliance with the PDP to become senate president.

Recall that his emergence as senate president was mired in controversy due to the circumstances surrounding the election. The APC had endorsed Ahmad Lawan for the post but Saraki had the backing of the PDP lawmakers.

He was elected unanimously by 57 senators while the remaining 51, all from APC, were absent in the chambers during the election.

Reacting to a Twitter user’s accusation that his action truncated the change mandate of the APC, Saraki maintained that he did not strike any deal with the opposition party.

“I did not do any deal with @OfficialPDPNig. I did not have to because even before they took group decision, 22 or them already endorsed me,” he said.

Saraki said he never thought the APC lawmakers would absent themselves from the proceedings.

“I didn’t envisage some @APCNigeria members been absent from @NGRSenate especially when clerk already received a proclamation from President.

“If a team refused to turn up for a scheduled match & was consequently walked over, would it be fair to blame the team that turned up?

“Those that made it possible for PDP to claim DSP position were those who decided to hold a meeting when senators ought to be in the chambers.”

15 comments:

Rosemary Ezeji said...

Politics wahala

Nasiru Adoke said...

i understand what you mean still yet you betrayed the APC cause no matter how you put it

Onifade Joseph said...

Imagine the trash coming out from his mouth, I don't blame him though, Karma is too bitchy for you to go Scot free
#Believe

Austine Gabriel said...

Interesting

inumidun said...

Political wahala..

I. C Bruno said...

Why such comments Saraki? Where you both not in peace and tranquility? Whether Ekweremmadu is apc or pdp what we need is a collective effort to put Nigeria in order.

Harbolarkale Niyi said...

We are waiting to the end of tgem

Anurika Onwu said...

Since the 2015 election came and gone, it has being from one blame to another.

Sunshow said...

Political game

Ay360 said...

K

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Bad man

Anonymous said...

Your cup of tea.

Oladimeji S. said...

We don hear o.

okorochas justin said...

wE RE watching...

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Pot calling kettle black

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