Teddy Nwanunobi, Abuja
Senators of Like Minds have expressed shock over the uncouth languages used by former Kano State governor, Senator Rabiu Kwankwanso, on the Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, and accused him of suffering from a defeat syndrome. The Senator Dino Melaye-led group, which noted that Kwankwanso’s “hate campaign and vile language” were for just no cause, cautioned the former Kano State governor of incendiary utterances capable of destabilising the National Assembly and rubbishing the prevailing political tranquillity in the country.
They further accused him of selfish intentions, adding that he was a man whose ambition had beclouded his sense of reasoning. The UNION reports that immediate past governor of Kano State had described the emergence of Saraki as the Senate President as a dangerous signal for the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.
Kwankwanso further warned the Senate President against using his ambition to destroy the All Progressives Congress (APC). But in a reaction, the Senators of Like Minds, who are ardent supporters of the Senate President, in a statement by the coordinator and spokesperson of the group, Melaye asked Kwankwanso when he became the friend of Buhari. “We are surprised at the emergence of Kwanlwanso as a friend of the President,” the statement read in part.
Melaye categorically said that the Senate Presidency of Saraki would not constitute any threat to Buhari’s administration, explaining that instead that the President is safer in the hands of Saraki as the Senate President. “The President of the 8th Senate and chairman of the National Assembly would accord all necessary legislative support and cooperation to the President. “We make bold to state that President Muhammadu Buhari is safer in the 8th Assembly with Saraki presiding as the President.
The Saraki Presidency of the Senate will give all necessary cooperation to the President and would greatly help to stabilizer the Buhari’s administration. “My advice to Kwankwanso 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,” it read. He dismissed as frivolous Kwankwaso’s “unfounded and unsubstantiated claims” that Senate President would constitute a threat to the present administration. “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,” it advised.