Count me out of Senate, AGF row – Atiku
It’s not within Atiku Abubakar’s power to intervene in support of the Senate or the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) when his intervention is not sought, Mazi Paul Ibe, the Media Adviser to the former Vice President said yesterday in Abuja.
Ibe said this in a statement issued in Abuja to deny the statement being attributed to the former Vice President in a section of the media, over the battle of supremacy between the Senate and the AGF.
He said the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) was taken by surprise by a purported statement being attributed to him and quoted by the media.
Ibe recalled that the last time Atiku Abubakar issued a statement on National Assembly matters was on July 2, 2015, when he called for an amicable resolution of crisis of confidence that arose from the election of principal officers, which bitterly divided the party leaders and their supporters. That statement was titled “It is time to shift ground and move to the centre.”
He, however, disowned any recent statement either in support of the Senate or the AGF.
His media adviser explained that though the Turakin Adamawa didn’t welcome any row between the executive and legislature, his July 2, 2015 statement over internal party tension should not be twisted, reworked and attributed to him in order to make it look like he made a recent comment on the crisis between the National Assembly and the AGF.
He advised members of the media to treat people fairly by not attributing to them statements they didn’t make.
He also cautioned against dredging up old statements and making them appear like reactions to current issues which have no bearing on each other.