APC mocks Saraki over failed presidential bid

All Progressives Congress has said the failed bid of Senate President Bukola Saraki for the presidential ticket of Peoples Democratic Party was a befitting end to the “ambition of a greedy, untrustworthy and double-dealing politician.”

This was contained in a statement signed by acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Mr Yekini Nabena, in Abuja, on Tuesday.

He said, “With a miserly 317 votes, behind Aminu Tambuwal’s 693 votes and Atiku Abubakar’s 1,532 votes, PDP delegates have given clear indication that they are fed up with Saraki’s political style.

“When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, and cannot keep agreements, the people take due cognisance and record of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time.

“How will someone who emerged the Senate President through conspiracy with members of the opposition party and against the wishes and interests of his own party be trusted to be elected as presidential candidate of a party? Even on his being elected to the position, did Saraki acquit himself creditably?”

Nabena explained that Saraki’s tenure as Senate President had been one of confrontation between the National Assembly’s leadership and the executive.

He accused the Saraki-led Senate of acts of deliberate delay in the confirmation of executive nominees and unnecessary delays in the passage of annual national budgets.

APC further said it was necessary for the senate President to do the needful by resigning from his position.

“He should be a distinguished Senator in name and indeed. He cannot continue to preside over APC-dominated Senate as a member of minority PDP.”


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