THE Presidency is not backing down on it attacks against Bukola Saraki who doubles at Senate President and the leader of the National Assembly.
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration has launched a fresh blistering attack on the top lawmaker listing atrocities which it said was committed by Mr Saraki.
While the presidency is pained on how the top legislator emerged the Senate President it refused to accept the fate and move on with the issue of governance.
The government who has been shifting blames of its failure and refusing to take responsibilities have penned down 6 allegations heaped on the lawmaker as being the arrow head of its plotting.
The latest attack launched by the presidency is from Babafemi Ojudu, the Political Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Listing the allegations, Mr Ojudu, in an article titled: “Fifth Columnists In Our Recent History,” said Saraki, a former governor of Kwara, was responsible for: the failed attempt to oust Benue governor Samuel Ortom; the recently laid siege at the National Assembly; the arrest on Judges home at night; the house arrest of principal officers of the Senate; the alleged kidnap of Senator Dino Melaye and the freezing of bank accounts belonging to two state governments.
Although the presidential aide did not directly mention Saraki’s name, he attributed it to ‘Oloye’, the nickname of the lawmaker’s father, Abubakar Olusola Saraki.
“From the shenanigans at the Benue House of Assembly, to the siege on National Assembly, the attack on judges home in the night, the so called barricade of the Senate President’s house, the laughable kidnap of Boy Dino and “his eleven hours on a tree’, the freezing of Benue and Akwa Ibom accounts all are scripted, produced and acted by Oloye Productions,” Ojudu’s article partly read.
He also said the top legislator was acting the script of former military ruler, Ibrahim Babangida, who toppled Buhari during the military era, using the recent lawmaker’s visit to the military ruler as a point of reference.
“When a couple of days ago Senator Bukola Saraki visited the gap tooted General in Minna, I interpreted as going to ask “Oga I hope I am doing well?” Ojudu said, adding that, “Nigerians should be vigilant. The children of yesterday’s tricksters are adults and are adopting the tricks of their fathers.”
He also said the lawmaker might soon come up with claims of political execution on his life.
“Soon they may come up with a bullet riddled vehicle and claim that the Executive Producer has survived an assassination attempt. After all some of the Offa sharp shooters are still at large.”
Ojudu’s claims political analysts interpreted to mean that either the president is not in charge of his government or the allegations are false.
While 8 lawmakers of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Benue State Assembly with the support of the Police headed by Ibrahim Idris, attempted to impeach Samuel Ortom, the state governor, the recent siege laid at the National Assembly was carried out by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) on the orders of Lawal Daura, who was the Director-General of the security outfit until he was sacked while the siege was on.
The DSS had in 2016, in company of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) headed by its acting chairman, Ibrahim Magu, raided homes of judges.
Both the EFCC and the DSS had last month laid seige in the homes of the Senate President and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, who belongs to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in a bid to stop the defection of Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) and other lawmakers from the APC to opposition parties.
The bid failed as Saraki outsmarted the two agencies and appeared at the upper legislative chamber presiding over the business of the day with about 14 Senators defecting. Not long, the news of Mr Melaye’s abduction filtered in.
The EFCC, in what is seen as moving against the opposition party, restricted access to the accounts of two state governments governed by the PDP.
For David Ekpenyong, the allegations listed were carried out by political appointees of the president who are known to be at loggerheads with Saraki, wondering how then the lawmaker could use carry out all these levelled against using their various formations.
Saraki’s aide did not return request for comment on this story as at the time of publication.