Saraki Blasts Former Governor Of Nasarawa, Threatens To Leak Buhari’s Secret He Shared With Him
Following the recent defection crisis which hit the ruling All Progressives Congress, stakeholders of the party have continued to trade words with one another.
A new chapter of words trading was witnessed in the country yesterday between the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, and former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu.
NIGERIA NEWS gathers that Saraki who felt bitter on how Adamu has continued to show support for President Muhammadu Buhari has threatened to expose the former governor’s illicit acts.
Adamu who is currently a senator representing Nasarawa West has also accused the Senate president of the plan to take over the government from Buhari when he was ill and undergoing treatment in London.
Saraki on his part also vowed to reveal to the world all the secrets he shared with him in Morocco last year concerning President Buhari.
He accused the former governor of being scared as he suddenly starts supporting Buhari in order for EFCC not come for him like others being witch hunted.
Information gathered revealed that Saraki made his threat in reaction to the claim of Adamu who disclosed that Saraki described Dino Melaye as a “clown” sometimes ago during a chat.
Saraki made his position known via a statement issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, on his behalf.
The Statement reads: “I have deliberately ignored the antics of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, especially his constant media attack on me and the Senate since Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, dusted his file on alleged case of corruption and also went ahead to arraign his son in court.”
“So far, I had refrained from responding in kind out of respect for his age. However, it seems he has misread my maturity and respect for docility.”
“He feels the best way to play his self-survival game and ingratiate himself to the government in order to save his skin is for him to be seen to be fighting Saraki, even if that would require him to tell brazen lies and peddle mischief in his old age.”
“However, I feel his latest statement in an interview with a national newspaper deserves a reaction from me. First, I could not have referred to my colleague, Senator Dino Melaye, as a clown, knowing that from available records”
“Senator Melaye has so far out-shined and has performed better than Senator Abdullahi in terms of the number of bills sponsored, motions raised and contributions to debate on the floor.”
“Clearly, Adamu’s seven years cannot be compared to Senator Melaye’s three years. Senator Adamu is free to challenge this assertion by showing his records. A mischievous, compulsive liar “
“Again, I restate that Senator Adamu is a deceptive, manipulative and desperate liar. He only says what suits him as the occasion demands.”
“I urge people to check his contributions on the floor before the EFCC moved against him and his son and they will see that this is a latter-day, selfish supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari.”
“We know what he was saying about the President and his administration and what should happen in 2019 during discussions with our colleagues, particularly former governors in the Senate. Sen. Abdullahi Adamu”
“I specifically recall some statements he made about the President and his administration during an official trip we made together to Morocco in March last year. At the appropriate time, we will give more details.”
Responding to the statement, Adamu on his part described Saraki as a perpetual liar. “You’re the mischievous, compulsive liar”, he said.
Speaking further, Adamu said, “My case with the EFCC was between 2010- 2015 and it was terminated June 28, 2015.”
“My counsel is Ibrahim Abdullahi, SAN, he is based in Abuja, anyone can go and verify. I have no case anywhere in Nigeria, Saraki is the one that is telling lies, he is the mischievous and compulsive liar.”
“Saraki is just doing himself, he started the problem for himself. He started plotting to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari when he was sick.”
“He thought that the President will not come back, unfortunately for him and fortunately for all of us, the President came back.”