Senators Lambast Kwankwanso Over Attack On Saraki | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


Senators Lambast Kwankwanso Over Attack On Saraki

Posted: Jun 19, 2015 at 10:06 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Ignatius Okorocha –  Abuja


Apparently disturbed by the hate campaigns against the election of Dr. Bukola Saraki as President of the Senate by the former governor of Kano State, Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, Senators operating on the platform of Senators of like Minds have cautioned Kwankwaso against such unguarded utterances.

The group in a statement signed by its spokesman and coordinator, Senator Dino Melaye, also cautioned the former governor of incendiary utterances capable of destabilising the National Assembly and rubbishing the prevailing political tranquility in the country, while accusing him of resorting to hate campaign and vile language for just no cause.

Kwankwaso was quoted to have described the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki as Senate President  as a dangerous signal for the administration of President Mohammadu Buhari.

Senator Kwankwaso in that publication further warned the Senate President against using his ambition to destroy, the All Progressive Congress (APC), the party they laboured to build and betray the confidence which Nigerians reposed in them by voting them for change.

The group categorically said that the Senate Presidency of Saraki would not constitute any threat to President Buhari’s administration, explaining that instead, the President is safer in the hands of Dr. Bukola Saraki as the President of the Senate.

According to the statement; “The President of the 8th Senate and chairman of the National Assembly would accord all necessary legislative support and cooperation to the President.

“My advice to Kwankwaso is that he should not allow his unrealizable dreams of 2019 distort his reasoning in 2015. He should channel his hate campaigns and vile comments elsewhere as the Senate has moved on with Saraki as the President.”

He dismissed as frivolous, Kwankwaso’s unfounded and unsubstantiated claims that Senate President would constitute  a threat to  the present administration, advising “Statements from such personality should be decorous, statesmanlike and focused on the national interest instead of promoting acrimony, hate campaign  and division within the polity. This unfortunate outburst is well below Kwankwaso’s character and status, and we urge him to desist from such infantile acts.”