Defection: Saraki stepped on banana peel –Adamu

Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa) has faulted the defection of the President of the Senate , Bukola Saraki, from the All Progressives Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party. Adamu , who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Friday, 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 then urged Saraki to step down to avert the consequences, adding that “he should honorably return the crown or be ready to bear the consequences. ” Adamu , who is the Head of pro-Buhari Support Group in the Senate , vowed that with the defection , it would not be business as usual . He explained that “ the defection of Saraki and the other lawmakers is a game changer. “ 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, however, said that if Saraki insists on leading a Senate with majority of lawmakers from the APC, there would be repercussions . When reminded that Saraki did not do anything constitutionally wrong by defecting, and that there was a precedence where former Speaker of House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal , defected but remained the Speaker , Adamu said , “It will not happen this time. We are more educated on the rules now. ” On the gale of defections from the ruling party, Adamu said he didn ’t want any member to leave the party again , noting , however, that it was a free world and everyone was at liberty to join the party of his or her choice .

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