Forget APC presidential ticket, ex-Senate president tells Tambuwal

A former President of the Senate, Ameh Ebute, yesterday dared the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon Aminu Tambuwal, telling him to forget any hopes of getting the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He also asked the Speaker to declare the seats of the defected members of the House of Representatives vacant, describing him as “a mole in the ruling party.”

In an open letter to Tambuwal, which was also copied to the Senate President, National Chairman of the PDP, PDP BoT chairman, INEC chairman, Inspector General of Police and Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ebute accused Tambuwal of holding the PDP to ransom.
He said: “It is instructive and laughable when I hear you dream of the APC presidential ticket. You have been mindlessly misled to believe this is achievable. Time will prove you wrong.
“Honourable Tambuwal are you aware that these defected PDP members should not be allowed to participate in House matters and can therefore not be paid salaries?

“When some members of the PDP in the Senate wanted to defect to the APC, the Senate President handled it as a loyal party member and a nationalist with the interest of Nigeria at heart, whereas, in your case you engaged in deft political intrigues and legislative gymnastics in the quest to please your opposition friends. Even after the court judgement you have continued to dither in declaring vacant the seats of the 37 defected PDP House of Representative members.’

He added: “When the PDP zoned the speakership to the South- west it would be expected that all members elected on the platform of the party would be loyal to it. The leadership of the PDP did not know there was a mole in the PDP. The opposition represented by defunct ACN and CPC supported you Hon. Tambuwal and deceived some honorable members of the PDP in order to install you Speaker of the House.”

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