The All Progressives Congress caucus at the Senate on Tuesday expressed its grievances against the executive at a meeting with the party’s National Working Committee.
,The meeting, which was held in Room 022 in the New Building section of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja, began shortly after Saraki and the National Chairman of the APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, led others to the venue at 2.30pm before journalists were sent out at 2.45pm.
(1NO INTERRACTION WITH US… Saraki pointed out that whether there were issues or not, regular consultations between the caucus and the party were important. the Majority Leader of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan, said the event was historic as it was the first time the leadership of the party would be meeting with the senators.
(2)LACK OF RESPECT FOR SENATE…“It’s unfortunate but the most important thing is that a lot of stakeholders must respect these institutions. These institutions are there now and they are going to be there after, and we should not allow our selfish interests to enable us to try and ridicule the institutions.”
(3)USING MEDIA AGAINST US , “We told the leadership of our party that political appointees of President Muhammadu Buhari were using the media against us, especially on Magu’case
(4)ARROGANCE OF BUHARI’S APPOINTEES.., Senate APC Caucus berated the party for failing to advise President Muhammadu Buhari to caution his political appointees. the senators accused Buhari’s appointees of disrespecting them, the senators said, “We also called for more respect for the institution of the Senate, especially by those under the executive. That was where the cases of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (Mr. Babachir Lawal) and the Director General of the Nigeria Customs Service (Col. Hameed Ali) were cited.”
(5).SARAKI’S TRAIL @CCT..It was also gathered that some APC senators, particularly those loyal to Saraki, urged the party to ensure that the ongoing trial of the Senate President at the Code of Conduct Tribunal was stopped, describing it as political.INFACT,POINT BLANK,Some of the senators asked the party leadership to ensure that Saraki’s trial at the CCT was stopped as this would be the perfect way to reconcile the two arms of government.”
(6)BUHARI’S UNKNOWN APPOINTEES..“However, several senators explained that they were not happy with the President’s style. They complained that the President was not giving them due consideration especially. They said most of the people the President was appointing were unknown to them.