Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed has said that the stumbling block which the Senate President, Bukola Saraki had constituted to the executive since he lobbied himself into the position had not been different from what a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) man on the same seat would have been.
The Minister said: “in fact, we could not have suffered more as an executive in the hands of the legislature (under the leadership of Senator Saraki) if a PDP person had been the senate president.”
Speaking to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) today, Sunday, Lai Mohammed said that the foundation for the recent defection by Senator Saraki from the APC to the PDP was laid the moment he emerged Senate President against the wish of the party, which affected the relationship between the executive and the legislature.
According to the minister, since the day Saraki lobbied the opposition party to become the Senate President, the relationship between the executive and legislature had been turbulent.
He described Saraki’s claim about lopsided appointment of Kwara people in Buhari’s administration as unfounded, saying that no fewer than 24 indigenes of Kwara State were given federal appointments, of which he (Mohammed) only recommended two, while the Senate President recommended 20.