Friday, 23 October 2015

APC Not Involved In Saraki’s Problems - Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila

Majority leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has reiterated that the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) has nothing to with the trial of the senate president, Bukola Saraki by the code of conduct tribunal.

Gbajabiamila who was the preferred candidate of the APC for the speakership position of the house of reps said he was not sure of political solution to the matter, believing that the law would run its full cause.

Speaking with reporters these after a meeting president Muhammadu Buhari at the presidential villa in Abuja yesterday, October 23, he added that peace and tranquility has returned to the National Assembly especially the House of Representatives.

“This is just a routine visit to Mr. president; one arm of government visiting another arm. You know the important role of the House, I being in charge of government business in the House, we discussed the issue of budget and a few other House keeping matters to further cement the relationship between the House and the President.

“Everything that has a beginning has an end. I don’t think and I don’t know if there is any leadership crisis in the National Assembly. I’m not sure at what you’re alluding to; I’m not in the Senate. But the little I understand is that there is an issue involved with the Senate President. That has nothing to do with the APC.

“That has to do with the issue of law and I’m sure the Senate President is being surely represented and he will have his day in court. If the matter comes up, I don’t think it’s an APC issue; it’s not an APC issue at all. There is no crisis, not in the House.

“I can’t comment and promote things that are unsubstantiated. You know the problem is a constitutional legal problem and I don’t know how you can treat constitutional legal problem politically. If that be the case, perhaps I may not know.”

Gbajabiamila also stated that the allocation of committees would not stir up controversy in the House.

“It would be handled by members of the House. The correct thing is that Justice is done, equity is done and once that is done, then there not going to be a problem.

“There’re are a 180 or 190 committee slots on the issues of the committees while their issue of deputies and chairmen while there 360 members. So, whichever way it falls out, the important thing is the fallout that is not based on equity, then there may be a problem,” he said.

He equally added that the House supports President Buhari’s anti- corruption war.

Meanwhile, facts have emerged on how Senate president, Bukola Saraki yesterday, pleaded with the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to adjourn his case indefinitely.

The former Kwara state is facing a 13-count charge bordering on false assets declaration, to which he has pleaded ‘not guilty’, but the hearing has since continued at the tribunal.