Saraki Betrayed His Father, Sister- APC Comes For Senate President

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The All Progressive Congress, APC, has once again set his sights solely on SenatePresident, Bukola Saraki, calling him a traitor.

The latter had defected from APC to PDP last week in a move that was widely expected to take place and one which the APC didn’t take lightly.

Since then, there have been calls for the Senate President to relinquish his seat on the Senate, calls that included that of Adams Oshiomhole who said he couldn’t continue using someone else’s crown.

In a statement by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, the APC said that Saraki’s actions were akin to that of a traitor and betrayer.

The statement read in part: “In terms of exemplary personage, the reverse is the case in respect of the current Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, who has been a dismal failure and has been involved in one controversy or the other: budget padding, filibustering, legislative rascality, sabotage of matters of national interest, among other criminalities too numerous to mention.

“Having suffered under the 16-year misrule of the Peoples Democratic Party, 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.”

The APC also called into question Saraki’s continued stay as Senate President and also noted that betrayal has always been in the Senate President’s blood, alluding to how Saraki overthrew his father back in the day.

“A traitor will always be a traitor, however the time and place. 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.

“A man who betrayed his father, sister (many times), his party the PDP in 2014, the APC in 2015 by conspiring with the opposition PDP senators to emerge Senate President, APC administration by sabotaging the executive and defecting to the PDP in 2018 has no character, principles, values and integrity.”


Famutimi Femi is a writer for theheraldng. He is also a lawyer by trade. His hobbies include reading and writing, he also loves Renaissance art.

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