Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President has reacted to Governor El-Rufai claims that he is leading the worst senate in Nigeria’s history.
Describing Governor El-Rufai as a careless talker who is suffering from diarrhea of the mouth in a statement via his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Bukola Saraki challenged the Kaduna State Governor to produce names of Senators he forcefully added to the defection list.
”El-Rufai is a known careless talker. He is a man suffering from diarrhoea of the mouth. You (one of our correspondents) report the National Assembly on a daily basis. Is it possible for the name of a senator to be announced as having defected without him or her signing the letter communicating same to the Senate President?”
“We challenge el-Rufai to mention the name of any senator whose name was announced without his or her consent. He (el-Rufai) is a divisive element, an expert hero worshipper and noisemaker.”
“He worshipped (former President Olusegun) Obasanjo once the way he is now worshipping (President Muhammadu) Buhari, and now he is on the forefront of abusing the former President. It will soon be the turn of Buhari to be rubbished by el-Rufai. He did the same to ex-Vice President Atiku (Abubakar).” he told Punch
Governor El-Rufai had described the 8th senate under the leadership of Bukola Saraki as the worst in the history of the nation.
Speaking in an interview aired on some local radio stations in Kaduna on Thursday, the governor accused the senate president of listing some members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) among those who defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
He said many of those in the national assembly “rode to power on the back” of President Muhammadu Buhari. El-Rufai also expressed optimism that Adams Oshiomhole, chairman of the ruling party, would resolve APC crisis.