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NASS crisis: Buhari will still move against Saraki, Lagos APC insists


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By Nsikan Ikpe


Evidence of the continued prevalence of the National Assembly crisis recurred today when the Lagos State chapter of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) threatened that the party would proceed on to using the powers of President Muhammadu Buhari to remove the country’s senate president, Senator Bukola Saraki from office in no distant time.

The spokesman for the APC in the state, Mr. Joe Igbokwe who stated this in an interview with Mitv accused Saraki of conniving with the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to work against the interest of the ruling party, noting that the Senate president by his emergence made the APC look stupid.

“He is trying to make APC look stupid; he made intelligent people look stupid. Mark my words, we will use the weight of the presidency to deal with him,” he stated.

Informed that the position he was canvassing may be difficult to sustain, given that President Buhari had already congratulated Saraki on his emergence as president of the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Igbokwe averred that Buhari’s actions were geared towards drawing Saraki closer in order to deal properly with him.

“You don’t understand it, let me tell you; you should read this book, ‘Forty Eight Laws of Power.’ If I want to get you, I can even give you my daughter as a wife. You will go and sleep, then I will come and meet you. Even Saddam Hussein, didn’t he deal with al-Majid? (Hussein Kamel Hassan al-Majid).He lured the man to come back and when he did, he killed him; the husband of daughter. If I want to get my enemy, I will disarm him by giving him what he least expected,”

“What do you expect the president to do; to begin to show his displeasure in the presence of everybody?” he queried.

Igbokwe maintained that the Senate president lacked the clout to defend himself and accused him of stealing the mandate of Senate leadership. “He was elected from one small senatorial zone in Kwara State, he is the Senate president by majority of the members, it was stolen; that seat was stolen.

“He has to leave the job, he has no capacity, no strength; he has no power. The President has the mandate of millions of people. Let me tell you, the day Okadigbo was removed, they had a party. The President approved his new house, he went into the house and was celebrating, popping champagne, the next day removed. You wait and see,” he concluded.



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