By Festus Ahon
ASABA—Special Adviser, Reconciliation and Conflict Management to the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Chief Ighoyota Amori, has asked All Progressives Congress, APC, to focus on delivering its electioneering promises to Nigerians and stop further political persecution of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.
Amori in a chat with newsmen, alleged: “There are forces within the APC that are behind the plot to unseat Saraki as Senate President at all cost.
“The persecution of Saraki is based on his emergence as Senate President against the expectation and plan of a cabal in the APC. But majority of senators are committed and united to jettison the old order where the executive dictates to the leadership of the Senate.”
Wondering why the APC which had clamoured for change in the polity would be interested in having a rubber stamp leadership in the National Assembly, he told the party to desist from further actions that were capable of creating an unhealthy relationship between the executive and legislative arms of government at the centre.
He said: “Saraki has charted a new direction for the Senate and the National Assembly, which is accounting for the immense support he has continued to enjoy across party lines despite his present travail.
“Any attempt to remove Saraki as Senate President will spell doom in the Senate with its attendant consequences on the political landscape of the nation. The APC should allow the current stability in the Senate to continue to reign while it takes measures to rescue Nigerians from the present harsh economic situation.”
Amori drew the attention of the APC to similar scenario which played out in the House of Representatives under the PDP-led government of former President Goodluck Jonathan, where Mr Aminu Tanbuwal emerged as Speaker against the wish of the party.