Election Reorder: Some NASS Members Working To Sabotage Buhari, Says Senator Adamu
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC Nasarawa), has alleged that some lawmakers in the national assembly, especially members of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), are hiding under legislative immunity to plot against President Muhammadu Buhari.
Senator Adamu said this in in Keffi, Nasarawa State while addressing party members.
According to him, some APC Senators and Reps for sitting on the fence in order to sabotage Buhari. He berated such National Assembly members for cutting the umbilical cord between them and their party.
His words: “You don’t want the party for any reason, you feel you are not part of it, get out of it. We know who we are, we can count our heads, that you stay in a party and you are grumbling, and you are doing anti-party activities, you are sabotaging the party.
“Sabotaging President Muhammadu Buhari by any APC Senator or House of Reps member or House of Assembly member or Local Government Council member is sabotage against the government. I can understand if a PDP person doesn’t want to be supporting, he should find a means of drawing that line between loyalty to the constitution of the country, and his anti-government mentality.
“Even if you are PDP and a member of the National Assembly, there are situations where you are supposed to be bipartisan, meaning there is a limit to where you can go by being anti -government because the person occupying the presidency is not from your party.
“Only those who know such limits, and are ready to abide by such limits are the ones who can answer their father’s name in the national assembly.
“If you want to oppose, go, come with your manifesto, tell us what you will do differently if you are the one there and let Nigerians decide.
“But don’t hide under the immunity, parliamentary immunity and misbehave. Some of us cannot live with it, we will fight it.
“ I was not elected in the national assembly, I was elected in my constituency, and to my constituency I will return. If you are a member of the National Assembly, the Senate or the House of Reps, the State Assembly, you are elected by a constituency and you don’t go to the National Assembly and behave like the proverbial masquerade which late Nnamdi Azikiwe talked about, that goes to the public square with a rope tied to its waist, and when he cuts the ropes off, the masquerade is on its own. That is how some of these National Assembly members are now doing.
“They are now cutting the umbilical cord between them and their party, between them and their constituencies. We do not want to be counted among them.”