The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Tuesday said the failure of the leadership of the National Assembly to reconvene plenary today, as had been widely expected, amounts to “high treason”.
Responding to the official confirmation by the National Assembly that it would not reconvene anytime soon, APC said: “Clearly, Saraki’s actions as Senate President now border on high treason.”
Had the National Assembly reconvened, it would have considered the request of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for funds to organize the 2019 elections.
In a statement by Yekini Nabena, the acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, APC reiterated that this is a brazen display of Saraki’s penchant for abuse of power.
“As Chairman of the 8th National Assembly, Saraki’s decision not to reconvene the National Assembly done with the support of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara further buttresses our position the Saraki is ever ready to pursue his selfish interests over National Interest,” the statement read.
“This is another brazen display of his penchant for abuse of powers and sabotage of government, however the cost and implication.
“While Saraki and his cohorts continue to postpone their doomsday regarding the imminent Senate leadership change, the yet-to-be considered 2019 budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is dangerously delayed.”