The Senate caucus in All Progressives Congress APC} with the party’s National Working Committee demanded the withdrawal of the suit against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki at the Code of Conduct Tribunal stopped, describing it as political.
They express their grievances against the executive at a meeting with the party’s National Working Committee yesterday Tuesday.
The senators told the party leaders that Magu’s confirmation “died” before getting to the Senate and that the senators only did its funeral.
It was learnt that the senators accused Buhari’s appointees of disrespecting them, the senators said, “We also called for more respect for the institution of the Senate, especially by those under the executive. That was where the cases of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Mr. Babachir Lawal) and the Director General of the Nigeria Customs Service (Col. Hameed Ali) were cited.”
Speaking to journalists after the meeting, Odigie-Oyegun called on party stakeholders to “cease fire.”
He said, “My appeal is that as we start now the process of reconstructing relationships and consultations, there should be what I will call a ceasefire in terms of the kind of abuse that is used all round on one institution of government or the other, even principal parties of these institutions.”
Saraki pointed out that whether there were issues or not, regular consultations between the caucus and the party were important.
When asked if the suspension of the former Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ali Ndume, was raised at the meeting, Saraki replied, “Your question again is distracting from the issues. You have 108 senators here and you have the National Chairman. Let us focus on national issues.”
The senators asked Odigie-Oyegun the national chairman of Party APC if he usually takes directives from President Buhari before taking actions regarding the party. We told him that he did not need to consult with the President before playing his role as the leader of the party. We also warned the leaders that our party might find it difficult to win elections the way things are going.