By Ezeocha Nzeh
The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) yesterday restated its earlier declaration that Sen. Bukola Saraki is no longer fit to continue to preside over the affairs of the Nigerian Senate.
The party in a statement issued by its Acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, described the Senate President as a traitor who will always remain in all his political moves.
“The Senate must do everything possible to put Dr. Saraki where he rightly belongs – the back seat. He is definitely not a fit and proper person to preside over the country’s upper and revered legislative house”, the party said.
The APC noted that in every democratic country, the position of the Senate President is one of the highest political offices one can attain, adding that “It is a position reserved for the best of the best, experienced and exemplary politicians who by their character and conduct in public offices, the younger generation look up to as role models”.
“Having suffered under the 16-year misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Saraki will go down in our country’s history as the worst Senate President Nigeria has had the misfortune to have. Since his usurpation of the coveted seat, achieved through a wicked conspiracy with members of the opposition PDP, it has been from one controversy to another – the Code of Conduct trial for false declaration of assets; conspiracy with his deputy to fraudulently alter the rules of the Senate and links to the deadly armed robbers who wasted many lives in the Offa robbery attack. It is alleged that some of the robbery suspects were his political thugs used to rig elections; a common adage says: “Show me your friends and I will tell you who you are.
“Even at this time he has defected to the opposition PDP, and with APC still in the majority in the Senate, Dr. Saraki still has the impudence to present himself as the Senate President. Political ambition should be made of nobler stuff. One is of course not surprised as Dr. Saraki’s greed, selfishness, treachery, disregard for protocol and constituted authority is well-reported.”
…APC full of characters —- Saraki
Meanwhile, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described the All Progressives Congress, (APC), as a party with so many characters saying that he cannot descend into the gutter with those characters in the party.
Saraki while responding to claims by the APC that he was not fit to retain his position as Senate President said that he was not surprised at the comment, noting that the APC was yet to recover from the shock of their failed attempt to subvert the nation’s democracy.
A statement by Saraki’s Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, read, “We can’t descend into the gutter with these characters. Apparently they have not recovered from the shock of their Tuesday’s failed attempt to subvert democracy.”