The Crisis rocking the National Assembly is far from being over as the Unity Forum has vowed to bring down Saraki if it he didn’t reverse the appointment of Principal Officers of the Senate in the National Assembly.
According to the spokesperson of the group, Senator Kabiru Marafa of Zamfara Central and the spokesperson of the Unity Forum in a statement he said; “They violated rule 3(2) to appoint both senators Ali Ndume and Bala Ibn Na’allah as leader and deputy leader, and now we hear another alleged absurdity that senator Godswill Akpabio may emerge senate minority leader.
“Senators Eyinaya Abaribe, James Manager, George Sekibo, Emmanuel Paulke, Solomon Bwacha, Sonni Ogbuoji, Andy Uba, Uche Ekwunife and others, should not be in chamber while a fresher like Akpabio is becoming their leader.
“I swear to God we will not allow this impunity to stand and a fresh one to be added, who is the chairman or leader of North- West caucus for example? Who is the secretary? If that is, who appointed or elected them, where and using which law?
“We all know how the leadership of the political parties and how they emerge. We know the supremacy of the political party (section 65-2b) of the constitution. Let somebody tell us the supremacy of any caucus. Maybe they want stalemate in the 8th senate, looking at how they are running the place. They better shut it permanently than to reconvene and attempt to run it without respecting rules.”
The statement further stated thus;“Oga Senate president please read order 1. They are misleading you; Nigeria no spoil reach this level God forbid. We will force you on resumption to read order 1 and proceed by its provisions. Unless you want to reduce the Red Chamber to a jungle where anyone does what he or she likes with no one to call anybody to order.”
“Sir you are the custodian and greatest beneficiary of the content of that red book, if you choose to violate it we would help you to bring yourself down. Can we continue to operate the highest legislative chamber of the land using forged standing order and violating the provisions of even forged one? When did Nigeria descend this low,” he said.