- Yekini Nabena wants senators to complete the unfinished business of impeaching Bukola Saraki as their president
- Nabena says the delegates of the PDP have shown the example by their refusal to make him win the party's primary election
- He lists some of the alleged 'sins' committed by Saraki
The national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, has urged senators on the platform of the party, to commence the impeachment of Bukola Saraki, the president of the upper chamber of the National Assembly.
Nabena asked the senators to conclude the unfinished business they embarked on before going on recess by removing Bukola Saraki as Senate president.
According to him, the senators should reject Saraki the same way delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) refused to make him win the presidential primaries of the political organisation recently.
In a message reported by Daily Independent, Nabena said: “When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, cannot keep agreements and perform his legislative duties without confronting the executive arm, the person should be removed.
“The disappointing performance of Senator Bukola Saraki at the presidential election convention of the Peoples Democratic Party is a befitting end to the ambition of a greedy, untrustworthy and double-dealing politician.
“With a miserly 317 votes, behind Aminu Tambuwal’s 693 votes and Atiku Abubakar’s 1532 votes, the PDP delegates have given clear indication that they are fed up with Saraki’s political style.
“When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, and cannot keep agreements, the people take due cognizance and records of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time.
“How will someone who emerged Senate president through conspiracy with members of the opposition party and against the wishes and interests of his own party be trusted to be elected as the presidential candidate of a party?
“Even on his being elected to the position, did Saraki acquit himself creditably? Throughout Saraki’s tenure as Senate president, it has been one confrontation between the National Assembly leadership with the executive or another.
"Confirmation of executive nominees sent to the Senate for confirmation has been delayed unnecessarily, annual national budgets delayed.
“For instance, the supplementary budget of the INEC for the 2019 general elections is continually delayed due to Saraki’s selfish political machinations.
“A selfish Saraki will rather than perform his constitutional legislative functions by ensuring timely consideration and passage of executive bills, will rather sabotage the efforts of the executive in furtherance of his treacherous politics.
“Having sabotaged the President Muhammadu Buhari government while in the APC, he later showed his true colours by formally joining the opposition PDP.
“The APC bade him goodbye as he returned to the looters club where he belongs. However, in doing so, Saraki must do the needful by giving up the Senate president position. He should be a distinguished senator in name and indeed.”
In his response, Bukola Saraki, through his spokesperson, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, the national chairman of APC, and Nabena should leave him and the PDP alone and focus on how to resolve the civil war in the ruling party.
“We have noted the irresponsible statement issued by the APC Spokesman, Yekini Nabena. We know that he and the leadership of the APC are always incensed and disturbed at the mere hearing of the name, Saraki.
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“It is also notable that Nabena and the APC are always concerned about the developments in the opposition party, the PDP.
“However, we believe that with the ‘civil war’ that Adams Oshiomhole and Yekini Nabena have ignited in the APC and the very low level that they have dragged the party, in such manner that the ruling party is wallowing in confusion and disorganisation, they have too much to pre-occupy them than to be poking their noses in what happens to Saraki or the PDP.”
NAIJ.com earlier reported that former vice president, Atiku Abubakar won the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election to emerge as its presidential candidate for the 2019 presidential election.
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