Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa west, has described the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as a big mistake.
Speaking with journalists in Abuja on Friday, Adamu said, Saraki had stepped on banana peel and should be prepared to bear the consequences of his action.
He said Saraki had made a mistake that would make him have stories to tell “along the line”.
“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,” he said.
“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 urged Saraki to step down to avert the consequences of his defection, saying it would no longer be business as usual.
“The defection of Saraki and the other lawmakers is a game changer,” he said.
“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.”
Earlier in the week, Saraki described Adamu as the attack dog of the presidency.