Saraki, Adamu exchange hot words over Buhari
Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has taken swipe at the former governor of Nasarawa State, Senator Abdullahi Adamu describing him as mischievous, compulsive liars.
Saraki further described him as a latter-day supporter of Buhari and vowed to expose Senator Adamu on unpalatable stories he told him about President Buhari in Morocco last year.
According to the Senate President, Adamu’s sudden support for Buhari came after men of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), went after him and his son over alleged misappropriation of funds in Nasarawa State.
Said he, “ Senator Adamu is a compulsive liar and an unreliable man who will do or say anything to suit his situation at any point in time.”
The Senate President, who was reacting to the claim by Adamu that the Senate President once referred to Senator Dino Melaye as “clown” in a private chat with him, said the former Nasarawa State governor had been peddling insults and lies about him, but noted that he ignored him out of respect for his age.
Speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki stated: “I have deliberately ignored the antics of Senator Abdullahi Adamu, especially his constant media attack on me and the Senate since Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), dusted his file on alleged case of corruption and also went ahead to arraign his son in court.
“So far, I had refrained from responding in kind out of respect for his age. However, it seems he has misread my maturity and respect for docility.
“He feels the best way to play his self-survival game and ingratiate himself to the government in order to save his skin is for him to be seen to be fighting Saraki, even if that would require him to tell brazen lies and peddle mischief in his old age.
“However, I feel his latest statement in an interview with a national newspaper deserves a reaction from me. First, I could not have referred to my colleague, Senator Dino Melaye, as a clown, knowing that from available records, Senator Melaye has so far out-shined and has performed better than Senator Abdullahi in terms of the number of bills sponsored, motions raised and contributions to debate on the floor.
“Clearly, Adamu’s seven years cannot be compared to Senator Melaye’s three years. Senator Adamu is free to challenge this assertion by showing his records.
“Again, I restate that Senator Adamu is a deceptive, manipulative and desperate liar. He only says what suits him as the occasion demands. I urge people to check his contributions on the floor before the EFCC moved against him and his son and they will see that this is a latter day, selfish supporter of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We know what he was saying about the President and his administration and what should happen in 2019 during discussions with our colleagues, particularly former governors in the Senate.
“I specifically recall some statements he made about the President and his administration during an official trip we made together to Morocco in March last year. At the appropriate time, we will give more details.” He stressed.