President Muhammadu Buhari, has been called upon against allowing the 9th National Assembly to be taken over by the foot-soldiers of the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu.
A cross-section of Senators-elect, disclosed that the recommendation by the APC, that the incumbent Senate Leader, Senator Ahmad Lawan, for the Senate Presidency, was a plot to surrender the Parliament to Tinubu.
They also said that the touting of the House of Representatives Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, was in the same direction.
One of the Lawmakers-elect, pointed out that since Tinubu has produced the Vice President, in the person of Yemi Osinbajo, and Adams Oshiomhole, as the APC National Chairman, other contributors to the victory of the party should also be rewarded.
He said: “Lawan and Gbajabiamila are the Candidates of Tinubu. If they have their way, it means Tinubu has extended his hold to the Parliament. Already, he has the Vice President, and the APC National Chairman. What else is left for others?”
The Lawmaker continued: “People are just keeping quiet, because of their respect for Buhari who believes that it is payback time for Tinubu. It should not be so, because other people contributed, and they should be rewarded, accordingly.”
Another Lawmaker from the North, maintained that the quest by Tinubu to conquer the National Assembly, was simply to lay the foundation for his 2023 Presidential ambition.
“He deliberately brought his Colloquium to Abuja as against Lagos, his usual venue, because he wants to conquer the country. He feels that it is time for him to do so.
“He has pocketed Lagos, and he is leaving no stone unturned to pocket the country. Some of us are of the view that neutral Candidates should be considered for the National Assembly Leadership, and not those whose allegiance will be to Tinubu, and not the country”, he said.