Rabiu who is now a Senator told reporters on Monday, June 15, 2015 in Abuja that “On the issue of what went wrong with our party with regard to the crisis during the election of the National Assembly leadership, I think so many things went wrong prominent of which has to do with time. The election was something that has relationship with time and we know very well that we had so many weeks to prepare ourselves for the elections in the legislative chambers. I wished time was really taken to ensure that we had a successful election,”
He also said “Although this is not the time to begin to trade blames, many of us had drawn the attention of our leaders to do the right thing at the right time. Sometimes, you might decide to do the right thing at the wrong time that will certainly back- fire,”
“I think the party is unfortunately divided but it is not too late to correct things. The party should take steps to correct things and to ensure that the crisis is quickly put behind it,”
The former governor also said he warned Bukola Saraki not to carry out activities that will put the party in crisis but Saraki refused.