Former media aide to former Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan has said the current travails of the Senate President Bukola Saraki are a reward for betraying Jonathan.
The Nigerian Police had invited Senate President Bukola Saraki and Kwara State governor Ahmed Abdulfattah to answer allegations surrounding their alleged link with persons behind the deadly robbery of some banks in Offa in April.
‘The sad fact is that if @BukolaSaraki had not betrayed Jonathan, Buhari wouldn’t have the power to victimise Saraki,” Omokri tweeted recently. “Indeed, you reap what you sow.”
Aside from his indictment by the police on the matter, the Senate President also had some men of the Department of State Services (DSS) attached to his office withdrawn.
Saraki has denied culpability in the crime. Instead, he accused the Nigerian police boss of framing him up in the crime.
“This plot is concocted to embarrass me,” he said. “And in the mind of the IGP, it is his own response to the action taken by the Senate against him after his refusal to honour the invitation by the National Assembly, headed by me, for him to come and offer explanations on the rampant killings and violence across the country.”
However, his defence has been turned to be mere writing to the police to explain the indictment made by the robbery suspects.
Saraki and Jonathan were both in the People’s Democratic Party before the former, along with other members of a faction of the party, known as nPDP, defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress in 2014.
The nPDP bloc in the APC recently said the ruling party has not been fair to it, claiming that its members have not really benefited from the party.
However, Omokri said there was no way Saraki would have sponsored a bank robbery since he sits atop a hefty annual budget.