A former Deputy Director of the Buhari Presidential Campaign Council, Engr. Mohammed Lawal, has accused President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other members of the New Peoples Democratic Party, nPDP, of sabotage and treason.
Lawal who is deeply involved in the re-election project of the President, accused the National Assembly leaders of trying to disrupt Buhari’s government.
Speaking with the Sun, Lawal maintained that members of the New PDP are not in any way marginalized in the All Progressives Congress, APC, but are occupying top positions in the Buhari administration.
He said, “Saraki was from PDP, and is the Senate President; Dogara, also PDP, is the Speaker of the House of Representatives. During the PDP era, the opposition never even got a cleaner in the National Assembly.
“Abdullahi Adamu is the chairman of the most powerful Senate Committee on Agriculture, and he is from PDP.
“Ekweremadu is PDP, and he is the deputy senate president, and we tolerate him. What of Danjuma Goje, he is the chairman of Appropriation Committee.
“Buhari is not an angel, but he is the most tolerant president ever in this country. Look at what they have and they are still wailing, what else could be done to them?
“Nigerians are wise, our eyes are wide open. Saraki is the number three in this country.
“CPC has the presidency, the ACN, the deputy, and nPDP the senate president, as well as the speaker of the House of Representatives. The nPDP members occupy chairmen of most of the powerful
and juicy appointments in the NASS, and they are complaining.
“They also complain of not being considered for board appointments for those who are not occupying elective offices and that only CPC, ANPP and ACN are favoured Go to Kwara State, about 99 percent of appointments given to Kwara State by the federal government get to people loyal to
the senate president.
“The main problem is that this government came to effect a change, it is usually difficult to change what you are used to, especially corruption. If I
were in their shoes I would probably behave like that. But they should understand that this gentleman, the president came on the premise that he would fight corruption, and it cannot be business as usual.
“What the nPDP is doing is equal to sabotage and treason. APC is government and if CPC aspect of APC pulls out, if APGA aspect of APC pulls out, if ACN aspect of APC pulls out, what remains? We agreed that APC is the ruling party, and it is the government, so, it amounts to treason. They should be careful in what they are doing.
“During former President Goodluck Jonathan, it was the PDP revolting against itself. PDP was not composed of the elements the way we have it now, so you cannot expect the same disruption to government in terms of treason as I’m pointing out now. So, they should put their patriotic cap to know what they are trying to do.”