The former Vice-Chairman of the Arewa Consultative Forum, Senator Joseph Waku, has accused Bola Tinubu for the EFCC ordeal of Toyin Saraki, wife of senate president Bukola Saraki.
According to him, Tinubu as a way of punishing the senate president over the NASS crisis, masterminded the petition that has caused invitation of Toyin Saraki by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.
“I have chosen to speak out on this issue and make my findings on this issue known to the public. After days of painstaking enquiries, I discovered that both Tinubu and Lamorde maintain a mutually beneficial relationship since the days of Lamorde as the EFCC Director of Operations and based in Lagos between 2003 and 2007, when Tinubu was equally the Governor of Lagos.
“I also discovered from my findings in EFCC that the so-called petition against Mrs. Saraki was personally given to Lamorde by Tinubu under the guise that he was submitting the petition on behalf of the APC leadership to punish Saraki for working against the party’s leadership on the choice of National Assembly leaders. This was followed by a promise to help secure a second term for Lamorde as EFCC chairman,” he concluded.
However Tinubu’s Media Adviser, Mr. Sunday Dare, said, “No one should pay Senator Waku any attention. We know when he is broke and needs a quick fix.”
In the same vein, the camp of the Senate President is apprehensive following the invitation of Mrs Saraki for questioning by the EFCC.
Although the latest controversy was preceded by an alleged forgery scandal against the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, EFCC’s invitation of Toyin Saraki has put the ‘Senate of Like Minds’ running from pillar to post mode.
The fixing of her appearance day for Tuesday, the same day the Senate is expected to resume from recess is seen as a deliberately ploy to decimate the Saraki camp in the Senate. And it is believed that the wife will be used to get at Saraki who has been having a running battle with the commission.
Also, Saraki’s camp yesterday raised alarm over alleged moves by the Lawan’s camp to organise the arrest of the Senate President and Senator Ekweremadu using the police and the EFCC.