The Nigerian political atmosphere seems to be getting charged and tense by day following the inability of the ruling party to put it’s house in order as the war of attrition continues among the political contenders.
Except miracle happens and the Inspector General of the Nigerian Police Force, Mr Solomon Arase takes urgent steps, a fatal political clash might ensue in the Senate when the upper Chamber reconvenes on Tuesday, as politicians opposed to Dr. Bukola Saraki emergence as Senate President are ready to spend fortune to force him out of the seat.
The division in the Senate between the Likes Minds and the Unity Forum in the Senate would be made public as the two contending forces are ready to demonstrate their faithfulness and loyalty in an open rally at the premises of National Assembly.
Newspaper reports has revealed that next Tuesday has been fixed by the anti Saraki group to storm the National Assembly and make noise to force Saraki resign as the Senate President.
The anti Saraki group according to credible source was being sponsored by Senator Bola Tinubu who has been in fore front of antagonism against him and had publicly declared not to accept and recognize the election of Saraki by the Senators. His underground intention is to install Senators George Akume and his wife Oluremi Tinubu as Senate President and Deputy Senate President respectively.
A member of the group who spoke on the condition of anonymity confided in this medium that the politician has released a huge sum of money to transport people to the FCT, Abuja for this project and the movement has commenced since Friday, confirming same report in the print media on Saturday.
Also Tinubu according to the source, has been mobilizing different groups across the country to hold simultaneously press conferences and issue threats calling for resignation of Dr Bukola Saraki as the Senate President.
However, the Advocacy For The Independence of Legislature (AIL), according to their Chairman Dr Hassan Dan Zaria got wind of the development and had moved and vowed to resist any plot by Tinubu in the internal affairs of the Senate nay National Assembly.
The Advocacy group, hinted that arrangement has been concluded to reject and uphold their belief in the independence of the legislature as an arm of government that must operate without external interference under whatever guise.
The group maintained that the recent action of the Code of Conduct Bureau was triggered by Senator Tinubu who has infiltrated the Bureau since he was arraigned with huge financial inducement. His real intention is to control the Senate at all costs, because his nominee Prof Osinbajo is number two in the executive arm, thus the witchunt. The NGO regretted that it took CCB a period of 13 years before they could come up with these allegations when the same Senate President had in all his Assets Declaration been given clean bill of health with acknowledgement letters.
In the same vein, the pro legislative independence groups, who it was gathered had equally mobilized it’s supporters across the country to enhance their advocacy was also getting ready to equally storm the National Assembly to show their beliefs and demonstrate their loyalty to the Senators who voluntarily elected Saraki unopposed as the President of the Senate.
From Adebayo Owolabi (Legacy Frontiers)