Former aide to ex-President Muhammadu Buhari, Femi Adesina has disclosed that former Senate President, Bukola Saraki plotted to seize the leadership of the National Assembly in 2015 with former House of Representatives Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, and former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu.
Adesina disclosed this in his book “Working with Buhari: Reflections Of A Special Adviser, Media And Publicity (2015 – 2023).”
He said Saraki worked with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmakers to get the necessary figures because most senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were not with him.
The former presidential spokesman, however, said Buhari was unhappy with Saraki and Dogara’s emergence as leaders of the National Assembly.
Adesina wrote: “Unknown to the party leadership, Senator Bukola Saraki, a former Kwara State Governor, and Hon. Yakubu Dogara, from Bauchi State, had plotted to seize the leadership of the National Assembly.
“To get the necessary figures, Saraki was in league with the PDP, his former party, as a significant number of APC senators were not with him.
“We were in the President’s living room at Aso Drive, preparatory to driving to the International Conference Centre (ICC) for the meeting with APC legislators, when we saw on television that the Senate had already been convened, and election was in progress.
“The requisite constitutionally required number had been made up by renegade APC members and the PDP.”