0rderPaperToday – The All Progressives Congress (APC) has described the presidential aspiration of Senate President Bukola Saraki as a huge joke.
In a statement released by the party’s spokesman, Yekini Nabena on Wednesday, the APC described Senator Bukola Saraki’s score card during his tenure as a two term Kwara state governor an “abysmal failure.”
The party noted that Nigerians are tired of Saraki’s retrogressive politics and they deserve more.
According to the statement, Saraki’s declaration is his “tactic to deflect attention from the deluge of issues he deals with particularly ahead of the 2019 General Elections i.e. pressure to reconvene the National Assembly, a fast shifting political order in Kwara State, among others.”
The statement read: “Saraki was a two-term Governor of Kwara State and Senate President in the last three years. What were his performance records in these two assignments? As Kwara State Governor, was his Shonga Agricultural Programme not a white elephant project in which hundreds of millions of State funds was sunk into?
“The infrastructure, particularly roads network in Kwara State in which the present administration remains under his tight grip and political machinations long after leaving office, remains deplorable while state resources is mismanaged through corrupt enrichment.
“A Presidential aspirant who promises to create jobs and turn around the economy at the national level, must have done so in a state he served as Governor for eight years. We challenge Saraki to give the nation his scorecard as a Kwara State.”
The party also declared that Saraki used the position to superintend over budget padding, sabotage of the executive by frustrating confirmation of presidential nominees, stalling legislative approvals for election budgets and his recent shadow boxing on the Electoral Act.