APC chief cautions against Saraki’s removal
THE Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Northern Youth Merger Group, Mujahid Zaitawa, has described the recent development at the Senate as plans by some people to truncate the nation’s nascent democracy.
At a media briefing in Kano, Zaitawa warned that those who were desperate to create unnecessary tension in the polity should know that they were doing that at their own peril. “We understand that these people are doing everything to see that APC is wished away and replaced with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).”
He further charged that, “It could be highly inimical to the North once such a game plan is allowed to succeed. With the removal of Saraki from authority, the Peoples Democratic Party would ultimately be in firm control of the National Assembly to the detriment of the APC.”
According to him, for Nigeria to reach the promised land, people should give President Muhammadu Buhari a chance for two terms to rule the country. This, he added, would give him an opportunity to clear the rot in the nation’s economy.
Zaitawa challenged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC) to try and arraign, within the powers conferred on them by the laws, all political office holders, both past and present, with questionable characters.
He insisted that Saraki was not accused of any crime bordering on bribery and corruption.
“There are incontrovertible facts on grounds that many notable figures that had served during the immediate past administration have looted the treasury with impunity and are yet to be prosecuted.”