Lai Mohammed also said that the Senate President had been slowing down the process of government.
According to Punch, he said “If Senate President Bukola Saraki were not a member of the APC, the party and the government it leads could not have suffered more than they had already done, with regards to the delay in passing the budget, approving key appointments and so on.
“In other words, Saraki has behaved all along as a member of the opposition, deliberately slowing down the progress of the APC-led Federal Government.
“It is therefore neither a surprise nor a blow that he has defected.
“Perhaps, the only surprise is that when he eventually defected, it was a mere whimper!
“If we didn’t gain by having our member as Senate President, we stand to lose nothing by losing him.”
Meanwhile, Saraki said he had to leave the APC because all the governance principles required for the peaceful running of the All Progressives Congress (APC) were deliberately violated and undermined.
The Senate President also alleged that President Buhari’s anti-corruption war is being used as a weapon to silence any form of dissent.