The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, continues to face heat from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, who this time, accused him of committing an act bordering on treason by failing to reconvene the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Last week, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Lasun, said the National Assembly would cut short its recess today to consider the 2019 election budget.
However, the National Assembly could not be reconvened because no “firm” decision was taken by members of the Assembly on before the Deputy Speaker’s announcement.
Reacting in a statement by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, the APC accused Saraki of pursuing his selfish interest above national interest.
The statement reads in part: “As Chairman of the 8th National Assembly, Saraki’s decision not to reconvene the National Assembly done with the support of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara further buttresses our position the Saraki is ever ready to pursue his selfish interests over National Interest.
“This is another brazen display of his penchant for abuse of powers and sabotage of government, however the cost and implication.
“While Saraki and his cohorts continue to postpone their doomsday regarding the imminent Senate leadership change, the yet-to-be considered 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is dangerously delayed.
“Clearly, Saraki’s actions as Senate President now bother on high treason.”
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