I’m Not Plotting Against Saraki, Who Is Like My Son – Sen. Adamu
Senator Abdullahi Adamu (APC-Nasarawa West) has debunked allegations that he was plotting to remove Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki from office.
He said the allegations were unfounded as he views Saraki as a son.
Sen. Obinna Ogba (PDP-Ebonyi Central) had made the allegation against Adamu on Thursday on the floor of the upper chamber.
He said he had evidence of Adamu conspiring with some “other people” to oust Saraki before going ahead to present it before the senate.
However, speaking with reporters hours after the incident transpired, Adamu demanded “incontrovertible facts” as proof of his alleged plot.
He described what happened on the floor of the senate as “amusing but saddening”.
Adamu said, “A colleague called me and drew my attention to what happened on the floor of the senate today. It is amusing but very saddening at the same time.
“I am not in anyway after Saraki. Saraki is like a son to me. I had the right to contest for the senate president seat three years ago when the 8th senate was inaugurated, but I never did because I wasn’t interested.
“It is therefore, not logical for anyone to say I’m interested in the seat now, and will be planning to destabilise the senate. To achieve what? For what purpose? It is not right for anyone to make such unfounded insinuations.
“We are almost three years in office, the election year is drawing nearer, and I think anyone thinking of upstaging the leadership of the senate for any reason will only be fighting a lost battle because it is not what should naturally occupy the mind of any serious-minded lawmaker.”
He added, “As for me, let me repeat that I’m not in anyway after Saraki, I can’t be after Saraki, and I won’t do anything to upstage the leadership as being claimed because it’s a fruitless venture.
“But if I believe strongly in a cause, I stand by it. If I’ve offended anyone by my strong stand on some issues in the senate, it is in accordance with my conviction. I stand by it anytime. But talking of trying to cause disaffection in the senate is not an issue at all.
“Whatever we do in this world, we must be ready to bear our cross. I’m ready to bear mine. Anyone who knows me will say clearly that I’m not plotting to remove Saraki. Let them look for another thing to say.”