Igbokwe said: “Because of the inordinate ambition of one man and lust to be the Senate President by all means, Saraki ignored the President, the Vice-President, APC governors, Senators, House of Representatives members etc.to sacrifice the unity of his party”.
A source told Vanguard that instead of thirty – six names, President Buhari sent twenty – one names as Ministerial nominees to the Senate President, with plans to send others very early on Tuesday before plenary session. Truly, many of us prefer Ndume to Lawan.
Just like me, they wanted “change” – a mantra used by the All Progressive Congress (APC) to win the votes and supports of Nigerians who were fed up with the status quo.
Justice Mohammed had while granting the motion ex parte that was argued before him, directed the CCB and the CCT to appear before him on September 21, 2015 and show cause why the interim injunction being sought by the Senate President should not be granted.
Ekweremadu said that Nigerians need to be informed that the people behind the supposed unscrupulous push are the same people who strongly moved for bipartisan leadership in the legislature as rightly embedded in the 1999 Constitution (as amended), the presidential system of government, and our history is in the public domain.
“These elements are now making desperate efforts, including scavenging through Senate accounts and committees he served in, with the sole aim of misrepresenting information, maligning, and running him out of office by hook or crook or force him to resign from office as the Deputy President of the Senate”. He is not like a state Governor or President who has executive powers and discretion to select ministers and commissioners.
It is shameful that after accepting that Saraki’s emergence was constitutional -Buhari allowed some infectious ants creep into his government and they are continuously eating their way into a few branches to ensure that their candidate emerges as Senate President by all means. “What we face today is however unprecedented in ramification and potential gravity”, he said. “Saraki has nothing against Lawan and I think, my brother Ahmed Lawan understands this”, Misau said.
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has said he can be impeached if he interferes in the Code of Conduct Tribunal case against Saraki over charges of false assets declaration.