Senator Abdullahi Adamu in an interview with journalist on Friday in Abuja said that Senate President Bukola Saraki had stepped on banana peel following his resignation from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Saraki had few days ago dumped the ruling party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to Adamu, Saraki’s defection must come with consequences and the Senate President must be ready to face it.
Saraki and Adamu had been at loggerhead after he accused the senate president of working against the interest of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“If Saraki knows political intricacies and the political terrain or the path where the banana peel in political landscape is, he will be more cautious.
“The way he is going now, he has obviously stepped on banana peel and only God knows how far he will slip.
“I will not pretend. I think he made a mistake and he took a wrong decision. He will have stories to tell along the line.
“It is not the best he could have done. He had a duty to his father to keep the flag of the family flying but the way he is going, I do not think he is doing that.”
He further told Saraki to step down and honourably return the crown to the APC to stop the consequences.
The senator noted that “the defection of Saraki and the other lawmakers is a game changer.
“We expect them to do it amicably and peacefully. They should make sure they do not run away with our crown.
“If they think they will go and nothing will happen and that it will be business as usual, then they need to think again.
“I will not say whether we will take steps or not take steps. We hope that between now and resumption of Senate plenary, more events will unfold. We do not want to be in a hurry to speculate.”
He added that should Saraki decide to lead the Senate with APC as majority, there would certainly be repercussions.
The National Chairman of the APC, Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, had also called on Saraki to resign as senate president and leave the crown for the family.
The Senate President had earlier in the week described Adamu as a desperate liar and a deceptive and manipulative individual.
“He feels the best way to play his self-survival game and ingratiate himself to the government in order to save his skin is for him to be seen to be fighting Saraki, even if that would require him to tell brazen lies and peddle mischief in his old age,” Mr. Saraki said.