Buhari to supporters: Ignore Saraki’s ‘crude’ remarks

Presidency has urged supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore attacks on him by Senate President, Mr Bukola Saraki.

Saraki recently defected from rulling All Progressives Congress (APC) and is running for the ticket of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to challenge Mr Buhari at the presidential election next year.

On Thursday on a campaign visit to Bayelsa, he said Buhari and APC lacked the vision and capacity to develop Nigeria.

In a swift reaction, presidential spokesperson, Mr Garba Shehu, in a state House press release urged groups supporting the president to ignore Saraki’s “Crude Speeches”.

Below is the press release:

The Presidency wishes to react the crude speeches hitting the news from Mr Bukola Saraki who recently joined Peoples Democratic Party with the sole ambition of running as president of Nigeria.

In response the condemnable and extremely derogatory speeches by the PDP aspirant, we urge all Buhari supporters to display restraint in language and conduct and to always put across their points of view in a decent language.

Throughout his political career, Saraki has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests. The language of his campaign is such that cannot be used against a domestic help.

Is he just knowing that the President lacked vision? This is someone that the Senator had worked with very closely for more than three years. Amazingly, he never said all that he is now saying against him. Rather, his word for and on the President were always respectful and reassuring. That’s the man he called “My Father,” about him “there is no cause for alarm…a President who is healthy, witty and himself.” What then changed, all of a sudden?

Is he saying these blatantly false and crude things against the President because he is gunning for the same office? Could it be that he is targeting Buhari because the party he just joined does not have any real issues to highlight?

Be that as it may, our appeal to our supporters is to ignore Saraki and any such politicians bent on lowering the quality of political discourse. Let them drown in their own waters.

SSAP (Media and Publicity)

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