Senator Abdullahi Adamu, representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District), has said that by defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has stepped on what he called ‘banana peel.’
Speaking to news men today, Friday in Abuja, Senator Abdullahi Adamu said: “Saraki had stepped on banana peel and should be prepared to bear the consequences of his action.
“If Saraki knows political intricacies and the political terrain or the path where the banana peel in political landscape is, he will be more cautious. The way he is going now, he has obviously stepped on banana peel and only God knows how far he will slip.
“I will not pretend. I think he made a mistake and he took a wrong decision. He will have stories to tell along the line. It is not the best he could have done. He had a duty to his father to keep the flag of the family flying but the way he is going, I do not think he is doing that.”
He however advised Senator Saraki to step down to avert consequences, adding: “he should honourably return the crown or be ready to bear the consequences.”
According to the outspoken APC Senator and former Nasarawa State Governor, the defection of Saraki and the other lawmakers is a game changer, saying: “we expect them to do it amicably and peacefully. They should make sure they do not run away with our crown.
“If they think they will go and nothing will happen and that it will be business as usual, then they need to think again.
“I will not say whether we will take steps or not take steps. We hope that between now and resumption of Senate plenary, more events will unfold. We do not want to be in a hurry to speculate.”
The lawmaker said that if Senator Saraki insisted on leading a Senate with majority of lawmakers from the APC, there would be repercussions.
He said that irrespective of the fact that there was a precedence where former Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal defected but remained the Speaker, Senator Abdullahi Adamu swore that such thing would not happen this time.
“We are more educated on the rules now.”