The mini-drama that took place at the Upper House between Senator Remi Tinubu and Senator Smart Adeyemi, all of All Progressive Party, APC has been greeted with hot criticism from the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Senator Smart Adeyemi had on Tuesday at the floor of the House expressed his feeling over the insecurity situation and wanton killings across the country.
However, in its reaction via a statement on Wednesday, the PDP accuses APC Of Gagging Members.
The opposition party scolded the All Progressives Congress and Senator Oluremi Tinubu for trying to silence Senator Smart Adeyemi from speaking the truth regardless of his political affiliation.
Recall that Adeyemi, while making his contribution on Tuesday, had shed tears but RemiTinubu who was moved by Adeyemi’s tears described him as a “wolf in sheep’s clothing”.
Adeyemi had said the country was facing the worst instability since the civil war. “This is the worst instability we are facing. In fact, this is worse than the civil war,” he had said.
Tinubu, who couldn’t hide her anger, asked, “Are you in the PDP? Are you a wolf in sheep’s clothing?”
Adeyemi, however, ignored her and said amidst tears, “We cannot pretend that we are capable of handling the situation in our hands.
“We shouldn’t pretend that we need foreign support now. Billions of naira have been voted for security services and nothing is coming out.
“I’m a party man and I’m supporting the APC, but it has got to a point that as supporters we cannot keep quiet.”
However, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP, National Publicity Secretary, in his reaction on Wednesday said, “Our party has already been made aware of how the APC has been gaging its members from speaking out against the failure of the Buhari Presidency and the APC to tackle insecurity in our country.
“Nigerians are invited to note how APC Senator Smart Adeyemi, who dared to speak out against the failure of the Buhari Presidency on the floor of the Senate, was reminded by Senator Remi Tinubu that he, Senator Adeyemi, is not a member of the PDP and as such should not show concern to the ugly situation in our country.
“From the comment of Senator Tinubu, it is instructive to note that the APC and their leaders had turned their backs on Nigerians and that it is only the senators, members and other leaders elected on the platform of the PDP that is concerned about the plight of citizens at this critical time.”
The party also lamented the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), “to recede into the comfort and safety of Aso Presidential Villa and kept silent while the nation burns, had worsened the situation and emboldened terrorist elements to unleash more violence on our nation”.