Saraki's APC Exit: What Lai Mohammed Said
The exit of Senate President, Bukola Saraki, from the ruling All Progressives Congress, is still generating reactions across board.
The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Wednesday, said the Federal Government has nothing to lose with the exit.
He said Saraki has all along been behaving like a member of the opposition even while still a member of the APC.
Mohammed said this in an interview with State House correspondents at the end of the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhamamdu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The minister claimed that Saraki has been slowing down the progress of the government from within.
He said, “If Senate President Bukola Saraki were not a member of the APC, the party and the government it leads could not have suffered more than they had already done, with regards to the delay in passing the budget, approving key appointments and so on.
“In other words, Saraki has behaved all along as a member of the opposition, deliberately slowing down the progress of the APC-led Federal Government.
“It is therefore neither a surprise nor a blow that he has defected.
“Perhaps, the only surprise is that when he eventually defected, it was a mere whimper!
“If we didn’t gain by having our member as Senate President, we stand to lose nothing by losing him.”
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