The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki might be on his way out of the All Progressives Congress (APC), very soon as he is being accused of being involved in anti-party activities Naija News understands.
Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, Deputy Chairman of the Alhaji Basir Omolaja Bolarinwa led faction of APC while speaking to newsmen on Monday in Ilorin at a press confrence tagged “APC Kwara State Chapter Tired Of Saraki” said;
“In the last few weeks, some individuals who are loyal to Senator Bukola Saraki have been moving from one local government area to the other debasing our party in a manner akin to anti party”
“One of Senator Saraki’s followers and hatchet man was caught on tape when he said, “APC is dead” and mouthing other unprintable words. The level of indiscipline in Saraki’s camp has risen so high that leading lights in Saraki’s camp have continually said they are no longer in APC. As they prefer to be addressed as they are today; they are no longer members of the APC in Kwara State and are poaching in the PDP for possible asylum.”
He explained that the party had tried to pacify Saraki but that his allies were bent on leaving the pary.
“We saw it in the media that our party and presidency are using carrot and stick approach in their engagement with Senator Saraki but his side kicks are insisting on leaving APC.”
“The national leadership of the APC seems not to understand the old trick that had been played over and over by this same man and his lackeys.”
Naija News understands that the Omolaja led faction is made up of members advocating the return of President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019.
While speaking in defense of President Buhari, Samari said “It will be important to refresh ourselves with the analysis of a foremost editor in The Nation newspaper of Sunday 22nd, July 2018.”
“As for President Muhammadu Buhari, he had consistently secured more than 25 per cent of total votes cast in Kwara State in 2003, 2007 and 2011.
“If Buhari or APC is contented with 25 to 30/40 per cent of the votes from Kwara, it might not lose sleep with the defection of Saraki and his supporters”.
“The APC will only improve on his performance in all the North Central states to checkmate Saraki’s influence in the state.”
“Those were the times, he was outside government. What about now, that President Buhari has engaged more than 6,000 youths through N-Power, constructed and rehabilitated 6 strategic federal roads and influential positions at the national level? Mokwa -Jebba road was one of the reasons adduced by those in the Kwara North Senatorial district for their continued and unalloyed support to President Buhari.”
“On the issue of automatic tickets for the serving senators, representatives and others as requested by the over ambitious politicians; this is an attempt to annihilate credible candidates and stiffle participatory democracy.”
“President Muhammadu Buhari and our national chairman who are products of effective and functional democracy should not be part of this undemocratic and devilish move.”
The party faction also accused saraki of practicing dangerous politicking that is inimical to development of Kwara state
“Every well meaning citizen in Kwara State today must be concerned about the development of this state and the status of political parties, because alternative to under performing government or leadership can only come through the ballot using political party.”
“As it is today, the two dominant political parties have been seized by Senator Saraki leaving Kwarans with no viable alternative.”
“The thinking of his strategists is to cripple other political parties that will field credible and popular candidates against the Saraki anointed ones that are responsible for present state of inertia.”
“This Saraki occupation of all political parties will continue until after the primaries and by then our credible and acceptable candidates will be in the cold.”
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