Senator Dino Melaye, representing Kogi West senatorial district, on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), mockingly described his party as “jaga jaga” in an apparent reference to the crisis rocking the party which has recently led to the emergence of a new faction, R-APC.
The controversial senator tweeted via his official Twitter handle, @dino_melaye, on Thursday, July 5:
“APC scatter scatter, everything jaga jaga. Put broom in the air……”
Melaye’s words in the tweet are borrowed from the lyrics of the old Afrobeat song by a legendary Nigerian musician, Eedris Abdulkareem, declaiming corruption, lawlessness, and suffering in Nigeria.
Meanwhile, the national chairman of the APC, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole has told Senate president Bukola Saraki and other members of the party’s caucus in the Senate that his leadership is committed to finding solutions to the crises in the ruling party.
Oshiomhole spoke on Wednesday, July 4, during a meeting with APC Senate caucus, emphasizing the need for the party to be united.
The Senate president, Bukola Saraki, in his reaction commended Oshiomhole for his visit.
He said:“Your emphasis on finding solutions is commendable. The essence of leadership is finding solutions, your attitude, your approach are very promising.”
Reacting to the emergence of the new breakaway faction from the ruling party, Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara state described the development as a source of concern for the party’s governors.
Yari, who serves as the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) however, stated that such party crisis was not unexpected in a party the size of APC where politicians jostle to advance their own interests.
He made the statement on Thursday, July 5, shortly after emerging from a meeting with his Jigawa and Kebbi counterparts, Abubakar Badaru and Atiku Bagudu, respectively, as well as minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun on the on the deadlock in Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC).