Outgoing Kaduna Senator, Shehu Sani has connotatively ascribed the recent war of words between APC national leader, Bola Tinubu on one hand, and Senate President Bukola Saraki and House of Representative Speaker, Yakubu Dogara, on the other, as the struggle for the control of the eight and ninth National Assemblies.
Comparing the war of words among the politicians with missiles and weapons, Sani indicated via a tweet, that the politicians were fighting over the eight and ninth regiments, which connotes the eight and ninth Assemblies.
“Tinubu’s Cruise missiles fired from Ships and Submarines and Saraki’s Surface to Surface missiles and Dogara’s Ballistic missiles are continuation of the old war and the beginning of a new one,over the control of the eight and ninth regiment.”
Ahmed Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, the current politicians supported by the APC party leadership for Senate president and Speaker of the House of Representatives respectively, were supported by Tinubu for the posts during the eight National Assembly corresponding to President Buhari’s first term.
Tinubu’s candidates lost and instead, the positions were occupied by Saraki and Dogara in what some APC stalwarts have called a political coup. Saraki and Dogara later defected to the opposition PDP and supported PDP candidate, Atiku Abubakar in the presidential election, which was won by Buhari.