President Buhari Endorses New NASS Leaders***Major Crisis in APC ** Internal Split To AC and CPC Pending
Whats on a mans mind at Campaign Ralliies ? Buhari just wanted to enter first !
How Saraki Rigged NASS Elections
Tinubu Loses NASS Leadership to Saraki’s ‘Coup’
Reports reaching us at NewsIntels have it that Bukola Saraki ‘rigged’ the senate presidency election in a ‘coup’ he organised with the PDP senators . This follows our story where NewsIntels reported that a PDP Senator confided to our correspondent this morning, Gbenga Adeleye, that “There are lot of intrigues going on and all I can say for now is that there is more to it than meets the eye.” He was actually referring to the rigging (read the whole story here: http://newsintels.com/news/bola-tinubu-in-major-loss-as-saraki-emerges-senate-president/)
It is now official that former Governor Bukola Saraki of Kwara with the support of senators elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, intriguingly outsmarted his party, the All Progressives Congress this morning to emerge the Senate President.
Saraki was unanimously elected the President of 8th session of the Senate of Nigeria National Assembly by less than 60 senators who were present at the inauguration of the new session of the Senate and was subsequently sworn in by Abubakar Sani, the clerk of the National Assembly.
APC is in majority control of the Senate with 59 members while the opposition Peoples Democratic Party,while PDP has 49 members.
HOW SARAKI RIGGED THE ELECTION
The first question begging for answer is how come Ahmed Lawan was absent at the chamber of the Senate during the election? The elections held during the meeting of APC senators with President Muhammadu Buhari (which Saraki was expected at) at the International Conference Centre several miles away.
Secondly, hpw come policemen and other security officials as early as 6:00 am blocked the road leading to the National Assembly to stop human and vehicular movement into the premises, thereby preventing absent senators from having access to the election?
And thirdly, why did Saraki who defected from PDP to APC in 2013 promise to cede the position of Deputy Senate President to his former party to get the support of the opposition legislators?
APC REJECTS NASS RESULTS
Due to the betrayal by Saraki and his allies, APC has released a swift response rejecting Bukola Saraki and Hon Dogara as NASS leaders. Lai Mohammed, the APC national publicity secretary, said: ”Senator Bukola and Hon. Dogara are not the candidates of the APC and a majority of its National Assembly members-elect for the positions of Senate President and House Speaker. The party duly met and conducted a straw poll and clear candidates emerged for the posts of Senate President, Deputy Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives, supported by a majority of all Senators-elect and members-elect of the House of Representatives. All National Assembly members-elect who emerged on the platform of the party are bound by that decision. ”The party is supreme and its interest is superior to that of its individual members. Consequently, the APC leadership is meeting in a bid to reestablish discipline in the party and to mete out the necessary sanctions to all those involved in what is nothing but a monumental act of indiscipline and betrayal to subject the party to ridicule and create obstacles for the new administration. ”There can be no higher level of treachery, disloyalty and insincerity within any part.”
BUHARI ENDORSES NEW NASS LEADERS
However, reports reaching us from a correspondent in Aso Rock have it that President Mohammed Buhari has endorsed the new NASS leaders and he is very ready to work with them in moving Nigeria forward, this endorsement which is contrary to his party’s current stand on the newly elected NASS leader.