Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, Ahmed Tinubu’s description of the National Assembly under his leadership as corrupt and antagonistic to the presidency, is “untruth, fallacies and misrepresentations.”
In a statement issued today, Saraki said Tinubu’s statement was another effort to sell a concocted narrative about the Eighth National Assembly and its leadership.
Tinubu in a statement on Sunday accused Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of House of Assembly, of deliberately delaying the passage of budgets and distorting the annual spending plan with the aim of profiting off the distortions. He said the APC “should do all we can to prevent a repeat of their malign control of the National Assembly.”
Saraki, however, said, “to put the blame of budget delay on the Senate President or Speaker can only be mischief, or at best, playing to the gallery
The Senate president noted that the responsibilities of the passage of budget were “not the exclusive responsibility of the leadership of the Senate as most of the work is done in the various committees.
While considering Tinubu’s allegation as careless, Saraki therefore, demanded that the APC leader withdraws his statement.