Full statement of Saraki response to Oshiomhole

I have put a comprehensive Statement and response of the senate president Saraki to Adams Oshiomhole:
1. It is rather surprising that Mr. Adams Oshiomhole is behaving
like a rain-beaten chicken, crying all over the place about Dr.
Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as if the Senate President is the
apparition haunting his life and the sinking ship that he captains.
2. Having decided not to join the pigs in rolling in the dirt; we would
not like to be involved in any meaningless exchange with the
demagogue now in charge of APC. However, because he claimed
that he was reacting to the issues raised by the Senate President
during his World Press Conference, we thought it necessary to give
the APC chairman some attention.
Alas, we found that instead of addressing any issue raised by the
Senate President, his press conference merely showcased his
obsession and those of his sponsors with Saraki’s removal, which
he did without any decorum befitting of his age or his awarded
office. He brimmed with hate, hurled abuses, threw tantrums, told
lies, huffed, puffed. In the end, he said nothing.
3. It is indeed amazing that the same Oshiomhole, who is now
describing Saraki as a politician of no consequence was the same
one who only a few months ago was crawling all over the place
pleading for Saraki’s support to become chairman. We are sure
that those who took him to Saraki several times to plead his case
must now be thoroughly embarrassed by his reckless and uncouth
manner.
4. By his conduct and utterances, Oshiomhole, who accused Saraki
of not acting in national interest needs to do more to convince
Nigerians that his desperate desire to become party chairman is
not simply to feed his over-sized ego.
5. The position of Oshiomhole and his cohorts in the APC that the
Senate President must resign is a mere wishful thinking. They will
continue to dream about their planned removal of the Senate
President. They will need 73 Senators to lawfully remove Dr.
Saraki and they will never get that in the present eight Senate.
6. The argument of APC that the Senate President must come from
a majority party; that the Senate Presidency is their crown and
National Assembly is their palace is only supported by ignorance
and dangerous delusion. First, the issue of which party is in the
majority will only be resolved when the Senate resume. Two,
Section 50 (1) (a) of the constitution is clear that any Senator can
be elected as Senate President. If the only thing left of the APC
change agenda is to change the Senate President we can only
wish them goodluck.
7. Perhaps, Mr. Oshiomhole needs to be better educated about our
parliamentary history when he Stated that “For the first time in
parliamentary history in Nigeria, we had a situation where the APC
had majority of Senators and went on to elect a PDP as Deputy
Senate President”. Where is Mr. Oshiomhole when Senator John
Wash Pam of the Nigerian People’s Party (NPP) became Deputy
Senate President in the Second Republic even when the National
Party of Nigeria (NPN) had the majority. The same thing happened
in the House of Representatives when NPP’s Rt. Hon. Edwin Umeh
Ezeoke was elected Speaker in an NPN majority House. But then,
it would require a level of education to understand these things.
8. What hypocrisy! To think that this same APC were jubilating
when Rt. Hon. Aminu Tambuwal retained his position after he
defected from the PDP and still retained his seat, even when his
new party was in the minority. These are people whose standards
of morality are infinitely elastic.
9. We are sure the remaining APC Senators need to do a lot of
work to bring Oshiomhole up to speed about parliamentary
practice. His ignorance are too clear in his comments about how
the Senate was adjourned on July 24, 2018, the distribution of
committee chairmanship in the Senate and the difference between
the post of Senate President and Minority Leader.
10. He has made so much song and dance about Mr. Godswill
Akpabio resigning as Senate Minority Leader when he left the PDP
to join APC. For this, Akpabio has become his hero and a symbol
of honour. He obviously does not understand that the post of
Minority Leader is a strictly party affair. And the PDP simply
decided who to give it as it is not even a position that was
mentioned in the constitution. Whereas, the Senate President
position is a constitutional creation, which required majority votes
of all the members. Again, we don’t expect people whose only
experience in politics is at the provincial levels to understand this.
No wonder they are talking of crowns and inheritance.
11. The fair distribution of the Committee chairmanship is one of
the stabilizing factors in the 8th Senate and has helped it in
achieving more than all its predecessors.
12. We need to inform this divisive element who now leads APC
that if he wants to know why the 2018 budget was delayed, he
should ask the heads of the MDAs. We reckon that should be easy
for him since he is now their ‘headmaster’, moving around with
canes to whip ministers into line.
13. Oshiomhole once again demonstrated his lack of sense of
history by talking of Buhari winning more votes in Kwara than
Saraki. We are sure President Buhari himself will disagree with the
APC chairman. We invite the APC chairman to look at the figures
of votes secured by the President in 2003, 2007, 2011 and 2015 to
know that the difference is clear, like a commercial advert stated.
14. We hereby assure this garrulous, tactless and reckless APC
chairman that a million of Adams Oshiomhole cannot remove
Saraki as Senate President. His illegal plots, can only feed his
insatiable ego and keep him awake at nights. But it will remain an
exercise in futility.

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3 Comments

  1. Good update

  2. Nice new but I think it has pass

  3. hmmm

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