Saraki Is A Threat To Nigeria’s Democracy, Future Of Apc – Adamawa Lawmaker


SAN FRANCISCO, April 01, (THEWILL) – The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, is not only a threat to the future of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, but has put multiple plans in place to frustrate the government of President Muhammadu Buhari to the detriment of Nigerians, says the representative of Jada/Mbulo constituency in the Adamawa State House of Assembly, Alhaji Alhassan Umar.

He told newsmen in Yola on Friday that Saraki has carried out actions that were injurious to the country's democracy, stressing that leadership of the APC should call the Senate President to order.

Umar pointed out that the unnecessary crisis over the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as the substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and the refusal to confirm the Resident Electoral Commissioners, RECs, were part of Saraki's grand design to frustrate the anti-corruption war and derail Nigeria's democracy.

“The Senate President is an opposition within APC because he personalizes everything about government policies. He is running the senate as his private estate. He poses serious political threat to the future of the APC if the party leadership does not call him to order,” he said.

The Adamawa lawmaker maintained that the action of the Senate dominated by APC members was essentially anti-government, warning that their continuous opposition to the President's decisions will not bring development to the country.

He therefore, urged the senators not to personalize issues of national interest and that they should put aside their political differences and work for the growth and sustenance of democracy.

Umar, who called on Upper Legislative Chamber to confirm Magu as the EFCC Chairman, pointed out that the anti-graft agency under him had been active hence the tempo must be maintained in order to effectively curb corruption.