👤 By Danjuma Aliyu
Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) wants the Senate President Bukola Saraki to resign his position now or they would force him out.
In an interview with the Punch, Garus Gololo, the national coordinator of the association in Benue State, promised to force out the 55-year-old Senate President if he does not yield to their demands.
He said: “We are now tired of Saraki’s style of leadership at the National Assembly (NASS). Therefore, we are now warning him to honourably resign his position as president of the Senate or we will force him out.”
The eighth NASS Senate led by Senator Saraki, in the past called on President Muhammadu Buhari, 75, the grand patron of MACBAN to sack Service chiefs who have been unable to quell the killings in the country.
The cattle breeders association were not in favour of the Senate’s decision.
Likewise President Buhari who has been at loggerhead with members of the NASS and has often time criticised senior legislators, refused to replace the service chiefs as requested.
Commenting on the threat made today by the association, a social analyst and media practitioner at the @pebbles_news said it is now clear who MACBAN is working for.
Another person said “this has only expose that it is Asorock that bankrolls Miyeti Allah’s helmsmen killing in the country and they want to kill anybody that opposes Buhari.”
MACBAN is not the only group or individual promising to remove Senator Saraki if he fails to resign.
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Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, recently said Senator Saraki, a former Governor of Kwara must resign.
Similarly, the Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Adams Oshiomhole promised to remove Senator Saraki from his position following his defection to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in June this year.
Comrade Oshiomhole, it is understood hoped to get the Senate President impeached while the 75-year-old Nigerian President was away. To do so, sources say the police was used to prevent opposition lawmakers from accessing the NASS complex.
DENISAURUS News understands that the siege on the NASS was planned by the National Security Adviser, General Babagana Monguno, rtd, the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and a party chieftain who was recently exposed for his ambition towards 2023.
The Director General of the State Security Services was immediately sacked for the siege. But, the Inspector General of Police was not queried, even though there were police present at the legislative complex on the day of the siege.
Colleagues of the Senate President have spoken out to condemn the use of the police on lawmakers.
The United State Government has also waded into the matter, demanding that law enforcement agents remain “neutral.”
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But, Comrade Oshiomhole remains boastful of his promise to remove the Senate President.
His snide comments will destroy the party, the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representative, Lasun Yusuf notes.
True to Honourable Yusuf’s word, Comrade Oshiomhole has seen several defections from his party.
Although there were tensions between the Executive and Legislative during the reign of former party chair, John Oyegun, the ruling party did not lose any of its members to the opposition.
It was during the time of Comrade Oshiomhole that prominent members of the NASS decided to leave the APC to join the PDP.