One of the leaders of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has express fears of plot by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and his warlord Senator Dino Melaye to hijack the formulation of the new leadership of the 9th Senate and the House.
Deputy National Publicity Secretary of APC, Yekini Nabena alleged that the senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki and Kogi West Senator, Dino Melaye and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP caucus was plotting to decide the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives; that they are not leaving any stone unturned.
Speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja, Nabena alleged that Saraki and PDP have devised plans to ensure that their loyalists take total control of the legislative arm of government as was in the 8th assembly.
According to Nabena: “The outgoing Senate President and the PDP caucus have begun surreptitious move to lure some new APC lawmakers with juicy committee position in return for their support for the PDP choice for the leadership of the Senate and House of Representatives.
“Already, Saraki’s henchman, Dino Melaye and some other returning PDP federal lawmakers have scheduled meetings with some APC lawmakers from Wednesday 20th of March to Sunday 24th of March an unannounced venue.
“It is important that the APC leadership meet and urgently roll out a fair zoning arrangement to ensure that we produce our preferred candidates for all leadership positions in the incoming National Assembly.
“Since Saraki lost his bid to return to the Senate and control of his home state, Kwara, he has devised a plan to ensure that he influences the choice of the incoming National Assembly Leadership. This is Saraki’s last-ditch effort to remain politically relevant,” he said.