Senator Bukola Saraki, the president of Senate, has said only him deserves to lead the Parliamentary Supports Groups for President Muhammadu Buhari.
Saraki, as quoted on the Senate’s Twitter handle, made the comment during debate on the suspension handed pro-Buhari senator, Ovie Omo-Agege.
“I think in this chamber, if we want to talk about who has the right to say he is Chairman of a Parliamentary Support Group for Mr. President [Muhammadu Buhari] both by action and by what we have done, I think that I have the right to lead that — more than anyone else here”, Saraki reportedly said.
He continued: Those of us that understand politics, understand that because of our own peculiar interest; sometimes some people decide to act like they are holier than thou or more committed — at the expense of others.”
Senator Omo-Agege-to who Saraki’s darts were targeted-has been suspended for 90 days. The number of days was reduced from 180 down to 90 following pleas by some of his colleagues including Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan.
Senator Omo-Agege, alongside Senator Adamu Abdullahi and eight others, had opposed the re-ordering of elections timetable. They claimed the alteration-which puts the presidential poll as the last to hold-was targeted at President Muhammadu Buhari. The comment consequently pitted Omo-Agege against his colleagues.