Personal Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Media, Lauretta Onochie, has described the Nigerian senate as “clowns” who have turned itself into a chamber that works with blackmail.
Onnochie made the remark while reacting to the recent decision by the Senate not to screen nominees sent by the President until Ibrahim Magu is fired as the Acting Chairman of the EFCC.
In a post on her Facebook wall, the presidential aide lambasted the senators, saying they have neglected their principal’s role of law making.
She wrote: “At best, the Nigerian Senate has turned itself into a trade union of some sort. Not a patriotic trade union that cares and fights for the well being of the citizens, but a blackmailing self-serving trade union that work with blackmail!
“But there are many patriotic and people-oriented senators in that Chamber. Where are they? Why are they silent? Why are they succumbing to the bullying antics of a few clowns who are being manipulated by the head cabal? Yes, the cabal!
“What are the patriotic senators doing to let Nigerians know that they are not part of the unholy and demonic alliance of the awaiting-trial cabal?
“How can they sit pretty, and allow those who are either under criminal investigations or are awaiting trials to be the ones deciding the fate of Nigerians?
“So, why is the Nigerian Senate acting like a bunch of errant schoolchildren in a playground?