OrderPaperToday- The All Progressives Congress (APC) has launched a sensational attack on the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, describing him as a “traitor” and “the worst Senate President Nigeria has had the misfortune to have.”
In a statement released on Thursday by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the Party, Yekini Nabena, the APC labelled Saraki a “dismal failure” who has been involved in many controversies including “budget padding, filibustering, legislative rascality, sabotage of matters of national interest, among other criminalities too numerous to mention.”
According to the statement: “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.”
Speaking on Saraki’s acts of “betrayal”, APC noted that “in the absence of many members of his former party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), he connived and conspired with members of the opposition PDP to emerge Senate President, and in the process traded-off the Deputy Senate President position to the opposition PDP – a political betrayal and treachery even the devil would be envious of.”
The Party added: “One is of course not surprised as Dr. Saraki’s greed, selfishness, treachery, disregard for protocol and constituted authority is well-reported. In terms of treachery, Dr. Saraki’s public humiliation of his late father and sister comes readily to mind.
“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.”
The Party further warned the opposition PDP that Saraki might be on the move again, stressing that the Senate President is only concerned about his personal interest.
“His only interest is Bukola Saraki, Bukola Saraki and Bukola Saraki. The question is not IF he will defect again from PDP if Bukola Saraki’s interest is not served, but WHEN he will do so. Such mean men are not interested in the Nigeria of our dreams,” the statement concluded.
Reacting to the attacks on the President of the Senate, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, dismissed the statement by APC as mere sour grapes in only two sentences: “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.”