Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki is in the news again. This time, he blamed his colleagues in All Progressives Congress, APC, for the emergence of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as his deputy, despite being a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, the Punch reports.
He again, denied going into form of alliance with the PDP to become Senate President. He said this while reacting to a Twitter user’s accusation that his action truncated APC’s mandate, Saraki was quoted as saying thus: “I did not do any deal with PDP. I did not have to because even before they took a group decision, 22 of them already endorsed me.” Saraki said he never thought APC lawmakers would absent themselves from the proceedings. The Senate President noted: “I didn’t envisage that some APC members will be absent from the Senate, especially when the clerk already received a proclamation from President. “If a team refused to turn up for a scheduled match and was consequently walked over, would it be fair to blame the team that turned up? “Those that made it possible for PDP to claim the Deputy Senate President position were those who decided to hold a meeting when senators ought to be in the chambers.”
It would seem as if the ruling All Progressives Congress are yet to come to terms with the emergence of Senator Ike Ekweremadu as the deputy president of the senate. A position which the ruling party should have ordinarily occupied. Nigerians have advised the senate to move past this and face governance as the mandate of the ruling party is already two years old and there is no point crying over spilt milk.