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What Saraki Promised APC

Posted: Jun 11, 2015 at 1:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


By Valentine Amanze, Lagos

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has assured members and supporters of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), that he would not defect to the opposition, Peoples Democratic Part (PDP), the platform that brought him to political limelight.

The Senate president was responding to a statement credited to the APC Spokesman, Lai Mohammed, alleging that he (Saraki) would soon defect to PDP.

Saraki described all those who claimed that he was planning to defect from the ruling party to the opposition as his political opponents.

He said: “It is just cheap blackmail by political adversaries who want to call a dog a bad name to hang it. And those making such desperate allegations should remember that I willingly left the PDP on matters of principles when the party was in power. Is it now that the party is out of government and in opposition that I will now return, having worked so hard for my party in the last general elections.”

It would be recalled that the APC spokesman  had defined the current composition of the leadership of the National Assembly, the Senate headed by Senator Olusola Saraki, and the House of Representatives, led by Yakubu Dogara, as pro-PDP.