An Abia State-based constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere, has warned the leadership of the ruling All Progressive Congress to treat with caution, the leadership crisis rocking the National Assembly, saying it can consume both APC and President Muhammadu Buhari if not carefully handled.
Agbazuere, who gave the warning Wednesday at a press conference in Umuahia, advised APC hierarchy to “swallow their pride and accept Senator Olusola Saraki and Hon. Yakubu Dogora as Senate President, and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively in the interest of the party and to move Nigeria forward.”
He said any attempt by APC to plot the impeachment of Saraki and Dogara “will not only fail but destroy APC.”
Agbazuere further said APC must stop threatening Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, saying his emergence “is a bitter pill which the APC must swallow to survive.”
His said, “APC must not forget that the same structure which brought Saraki also brought Ekweremadu on board, and the Senators in this alliance are greater in number.
“An attempt to threaten them may even lead to the impeachment of either President Buhari or both Buhari and his Vice, Professor Yemi Osibanjo. The implications are obvious.”
Agbazuere warned APC to stop all forms of interference in the affairs of the National Assembly to avoid rocking its boat.
Fielding questions on the controversy over the actual number of months Abia workers were owed under the immediate – past administration of ex- Governor Theodore Orji, where he served as Commissioner for Information, Agbazuere said “staff of all Ministries in the state long received their April salary before Orji bowed out.”
He debunked media reports that the state owed workers up to nine months salaries, describing such reports as “mischievous, misleading and intended by the peddlers to tarnish the image of both the past and present administration in the state.”