Senator Dino Melaye representing Kogi West Senatorial district has described as totally malicious and false, the report that Senator Bukola Saraki’s emergence as President of the Senate was facilitated by oil barons.
Melaye said this while reacting to an article in a national newspaper where it was alleged that the election of Saraki as the President of the 8th Senate was facilitated by Nigerians associated with the fuel subsidy fraud.
Meanwhile, Chairmen of the state chapters of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have supported the decision of President Muhammadu Buhari and the national chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun to accept the outcome of the national assembly leadership election.
Rising from a meeting under the auspices of the Forum of APC States chairmen with Oyegun yesterday in Abuja, the chairmen said despite the “disappointments”, they were happy that the APC’s leaders accepted the outcome of the election that brought Senator Bukola Saraki and Rep. Yakubu Dogara as Senate President and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively.
In a communique issued and signed by the chairman of the Kano State APC and Acting Chairman of the Forum, Umar Mohammed, at the end of their meeting which bordered on the review of the 2015 general elections, the chairmen said: “We totally aligned ourselves with the President’s position regarding the leadership of the National Assembly.”
They also pleaded with Oyegun to release funds to enable run their offices well.
“Chairman, we acknowledge the enormity of the responsibilities placed on the office of the chairman and as such we urge you to brace up and be alive to the challenges so as to move the party forward.
“You should always see us as partners in progress and your foot soldiers as we pray for more success in future.”