OrderPaperToday – National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole has responded to the call for him to resign from the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.
Recall that Saraki had told Mr. Oshiomhole to quit politics following allegations of bribery leveled against him in respect of the APC primaries and nomination tickets.
Responding to the Senate President, Oshiomole in a statement signed by his Spokesman, Simon Ebegbulem on Thursday, questioned the former’s ability to talk on his credibility.
He described Saraki’s “unwarranted attack” as “pathetic and irresponsible resort to petty politics”.
His reply reads: “It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of his party, could degenerate to such a low level.
“It is equally sad, but not unexpected, that Saraki, who is politically drowning, would make such libelous comments against the national chairman of the APC. And I challenge Saraki to mention one name of an aspirant that gave money to the National Chairman or we file a legal action against him.
“Whereas, the basis on which he made those comments was tenuous and unjustifiable, it is on record that Saraki has been in the eye of investigations by the EFCC and the ICPC for sundry cases of corruption.”
He continued: “That is the same man that has taken it upon himself to question Comrade Oshiomhole’s credibility.
“We challenge him to mention one person who has claimed that he gave money to Oshiomhole to influence him and the decision of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) in the just-concluded in the just-concluded primary elections.
‘We insist that Saraki with his kind of prebendal politics is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy.”