The national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has come under severe attack by his kinsmen for stating that the APC will follow due process in punishing Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.
This comes hours after the APC spokesman said the party will punish the green chamber leaders and that “the sanctions would follow due process.”
However, reacting to Mohammed’s statement, a group who identified themselves as community leaders and elders of thought in Oro Kingdom, have cautioned the APC spokesman over his continued opposition to the election of Senator Bukola Saraki as the President of the 8th National Assembly.
In a statement made available to Daily Post on Friday and signed by the Asiwaju of Oro land, Isiak Bada and three others, the elders of thought noted that their warning is as a result of the “unjustifiable belligerence and disgraceful utterances of Alhaji Lai Mohammed in reaction to Senator Saraki’s election even when the President of the nation, Muhammadu Buhari has acknowledged the constitutionality of the process.”
The statement reads: “Alhaji Lai Mohammed would so flagrantly throw decorum to the winds in his reactions to the credible and democratic process that saw the emergence of Senator Saraki, who incidentally was responsible for Mohammad’s selection as the sole candidate of Kwara State into the APC National Executive Council (NEC). It is therefore unconscionable for such a man to turn around to ridicule his benefactor all in a bid to satisfy some power mongers in Lagos and Abuja
“May we remind him that the same Sen. Saraki who he loves to hate has contributed more, both in his private and public capacities to the human and capital development of Oro land than he (Mohammad) has, since he rose to prominence? We therefore cannot afford to fold our arms while a son of this community, who hardly bothers about the welfare of his birthplace, runs his mouth to disparage a leader who has done so much for Oro land as a Governor, as a Senator and even as a private citizen, with no strings attached.
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“Our advice to Alhaji Lai Mohammad is that he should remember that at the end of his escapade in Lagos, there is always a home to return to. We advise him to thread softly and allow his conscience and not the dictate of a godfather to be his guide.
“As a community, we are satisfied with the process that led to Senator Saraki’s election. We reiterate our earlier position that the elevation of Sen. Saraki is a divine compensation for his many years of service to the nation and his sacrifice for the growth and sustenance of democracy in the country over the years.”
According to Lai Mohammed, the activities of some members of the APC at the National Assembly that led to the emergence of Senator Bukola Saraki is "tragic” . He expressed disappointment that some of the party members are the ‘green snake under the green grass.’