The Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, on Thursday said the All Progressives Congress (APC) has no hand in the trial of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.
Speaking with State House correspondents after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, Gbajabiamila said the case involving the Senate President is a judicial issue and it’s being handled appropriately by his legal team.
He dismissed the media reports claiming leadership crisis in the National Assembly.
According to him, the leaders at both chambers are having good rapport with their colleagues.
He said: “Everything that has a beginning has an end. I don’t think and I don’t know if there is any leadership crisis in the National Assembly. I’m not sure at what you’re alluding to, I’m not in the Senate. But the little I understand is that there is an issue involving the Senate President. That has nothing to do with the APC.
“That has to do with the issue of law and I’m sure the Senate President is being surely represented and he will have his day in court. If the matter comes up, I don’t think it’s an APC issue, it’s not an APC issue at all. There is no crisis, not in the House.”
On political solution to resolve Saraki’s matter, he said: “I can’t comment and promote things that are unsubstantiated. You know the problem is a constitutional and legal problem and I don’t know how you can treat constitutional and legal problem politically. If that be the case, perhaps I may not know.”
He was also optimistic that the forthcoming constitution of membership of House committees would not cause any crisis as the exercise would be properly handled by the leadership.
According to him, he was at the Presidential Villa along with three other members of the House to discuss the 2016 Budget and other issues towards cementing the relations between the lawmakers and the Executive.
Gbajabiamila also declared his support and that of his colleagues for President Buhari’s anti-corruption campaign.