Some senators-elect have cautioned President Muhammadu Buhari against allowing the National Assembly to be taken over by the foot-soldiers of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.
According to Leadership, the senators said that the recommendation by the APC that Senator Ahmed Lawan for the Senate presidency was a plot to surrender the parliament to Tinubu.
Basehitz Media gathers that the senators said the touting of Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila as the speaker of the House of Representatives was in the same direction.
One of the senators said: “Lawan and Gbajabiamila are the candidates of Tinubu. If they have their way, it means Tinubu has extended his hold to the parliament. Already, he has the vice president and the APC national chairman. What else is left for others?”
He continued: “People are just keeping quiet because of their respect for Buhari who believes that it’s payback time for Tinubu. It shouldn’t be so because other people contributed and they should be rewarded, accordingly.”
Another lawmaker from the north said: “He deliberately brought his colloquium to Abuja as against Lagos, his usual venue, because he wants to conquer the country. He feels that it’s time for him to do so.
“He has pocketed Lagos and he is leaving no stone unturned to pocket the country. Some of us are of the view that neutral candidates should be considered for the National Assembly leadership and not those whose allegiance will be to Tinubu and not the country.