The Minister of Information & Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has criticised the Senate President’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The minister said that the ruling party has gained nothing from the office of the Senate President.
“APC gained nothing from his office as the Senate President under the ruling party and will lose nothing through his defection”, Mr. Lai said.
His comment comes after the Senate President disclosed that his reason for leaving the party was due to lack of peace, dialogue and cooperation within the party.
The Senate President said that the APC has done everything to ensure that the basic rules of party administration, which should promote harmonious relations within the party were disregarded.
The Information & Culture minister, however, rejected Saraki’s criticism of the party and the Federal Government rather blamed him (Saraki) for the delays in budget and appointments.
“This present administration would have done better under a Senate president under an opposition but instead has suffered more, through delays in budgets and appointments masterminded by the Senate President”, the minister noted.
He promised to ensure that the ruling party remains stronger with genuine members on board as he alleged that the entire leadership of the PDP in Kwara have moved over to the APC.
He further described all other defections as a storm in a ‘teacup’ and insisted that the President has no hand in the Benue saga.