ABUJA-MORE facts emerged Tuesday on why the All Progressives Congress, APC, postponed the inauguration of the 8th National Assembly.
Sources close to the party told Vanguard that the adoption of Senator Ike Ekweramadu as Senator Bukola Saraki’s deputy invoked the wrath of the APC leadership and ordered that the inauguration should be shifted to a later date.
According to one of the sources, the party never bargained for a diluted government in whatever level and would do everything to stop the anti-party activities of some of its members.
He said,”honestly we never expected this sudden interest of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP that had initially said it was not interested in NASS leadership to now start championing it”.
“We got hint of this development at about 4.am and had to swing into action”.
“This sudden interest of the PDP was why we shifted the inauguration and ensure we put the House in order before another date will be scheduled”.
“As you know the Hon Yakubu Dogara camp went too far in all they have done in the last two weeks heating the polity unnecessarily for no just cause”.
“On Monday night we had a parade of those that will vote for Hon Femi Gbajabiamila and 203 lawmakers signified their interest so it could have been a done deal if not for the antics of some of us who want power by all means”.
“Nigerians did not vote for a diluted government rather they voted for change and a positive change for that matter”.
“One thing I can assure you of is that the APC will cross this bridge without a stain and the PDP will woefully fail”.
Another source also spoke in the same vein saying, “we can’t inaugurate the House for now until we get a clear signal that the coast is clear”.