Why Adamu, Omo-Agege are attacking Saraki – Senator Ibrahim - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Why Adamu, Omo-Agege are attacking Saraki – Senator Ibrahim

Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim
Senator Rafiu Adebayo Ibrahim has said that two of his colleagues from Nasarawa and Delta States, Abdullahi Adamu and Ovie Omo-Agege have continued to atttack Senate President, Bukola Saraki, because they believe it was the best means to escape from the long arm of the law.
Rafiu who is the Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions, who stated this in a statement at the weekend, noted that the two lawmakers were using the attacks to  be in the good books of their handlers in the Presidency.

He said Adamu formed the group he now calls Parliamentary Support Group (PSG) when his pending case of corruption as Governor of Nasarawa State being handled by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) was about to be taken to court.

“Everybody know that the same commission was about to file charges against his son in a different case. May be the former Governor now have a trophy to hold up for his ignoble efforts as the administration, in its usual way, has decided to keep away the file on Adam. I am sure the case against his son is also not getting anywhere again.

“Omo-Agege, the Senator from Delta State, knows that in a sane clime, he will not be walking as a free man after the stolen mace incident. The Senator who came into the Senate through a court judgement is generally known not to have conducted himself well at all. Today, he is apologizing for some loose talk and tomorrow, he is heading to the court to challenge the decision taken on the issue for which he admitted being wrong and day after, he is in the middle of another mace theft crisis.

“Omo-Agege believes by abusing the leadership of the Senate, he will be guaranteed the ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by his handlers in the Presidency. The same way he abuses people in Abuja, he does same thing in his home state and that is why he is the one dividing the party in Delta State. He is definitely a divisive character.

“Ordinarily, I am not somebody who will join in the rabble-rousing game. However, I believe these two Senators are behaving as if they have a monopoly of using harsh words against others. They believe they can only earn their relevance and be assured of their re-election by constantly attacking the person and office of the Senate President.

“While I can understand the exuberance of an Omo-Agege, I am most disappointed in Senator Adamu. We earlier saw him as an elder, one of the people who should be uniting the Senate and trouble-shooting by reconciling and rallying the younger lawmakers behind positive issues. Today, Senator Adamu is the one seeking to destabilize the Senate just to please some people in the executive.

“The earlier these two and their ilks retrace their step and concentrate on their duties as lawmakers instead of calling people names and whining like small children, the better. We have ignored them enough. This is a signal that we will tackle them on all points now”, Rafiu stated.

He further urged the Senate President and the leadership of the red chamber of the National Assembly to concentrate on the various ground-breaking laws, innovative interventions, revealing oversights and the progressive advocacy efforts that it has been embarking on and not be distracted by the antics of divisive elements and other members who operate under external influence.

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