The Senate President, Bukola Saraki has revealed that there are some powerful people in President Buhari’s government who are controlling him. Saraki also alleged that these powerful individuals are using the Executive to carry out their personal agenda.
The Senate President said he is ready to go to jail than yield to the manipulations of those selfish politicians.
According to Daily Post, he said “This is a cross I am prepared to carry. If yielding to the nefarious agenda of a few individuals who are bent in undermining our democracy and destabilising the Federal government to satisfy their selfish interests is the alternative to losing my personal freedom, let the doors of jails be thrown open and I shall be a happy guest.”
Adding that “I will remain true and committed to the responsibilities that my citizenship and my office impose on me. Without doubt, the highest of those responsibilities is the steadfast refusal to surrender to the subversion of our democracy and the desecration of the Senate.”
The Senate President also said he will continue to rise above the persecutions and distractions.
Saraki also said “Let it be abundantly clear, both as a citizen and as a foremost Legislator, I will continue to rise above all the persecution and distraction that have been visited on me. In the words of Martin Luther King Junior, “the ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at a time of challenge and controversy.”
The Chief Whip of the Senate, Professor Olusola Adeyeye, has said that it would be impossible to remove Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Adeyeye also confirmed that the Senate standing order was tampered with.