2019: Saraki speaks on leaving APC

2019: Saraki speaks on leaving APC

- Senate President Bukola Saraki said he will tell Nigerians when he is ready to make his next political move

- He said this during his visit to Ilorin, Kwara state

- The Senate president said his visit to Ilorin was to thank his people for standing by him throughout his asset declaration trial

The Senate president, Bukola Saraki on Tuesday, July 17, said he will reveal to Nigerians when he is ready to dump the All Progressives Congress (APC).

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Saraki said this at Ilorin International airport, in Kwara state.

Asked by journalists what he will do over the pressure by some of his followers to lead them out of the APC, Saraki declined to comment and asked newsmen not to ‘worry’ or ‘push’ him over the matter.

2019: Saraki speaks on dumping APC

Saraki hails supporters while alighting from his plane in Illorin. Credit: Facebook/Alloy Chukwuemeka

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“As I said, don’t worry, don’t push me, I will call at a time and I will tell Nigerians,” he said.

Commenting on his trial for alleged false assets declaration, Saraki described his three-year trial as tough but expressed satisfaction that his followers never doubted his innocence as he had told them on many occasions.

He said: “It’s been a long journey for all my own people in the state, and today we thank the Almighty God for this. I want to thank all of them who did not at any time waver. They believe in my innocence and supported me throughout those three very tough years and it was a great feeling for all of us.

“It is my first homecoming to thank them for all the support they have given me and the victory and for the fact that the truth prevailed and justice was done. Today is a day for me to visit and more importantly thank the people for the support they have given for years.

”As I always say time will come for everything, a time will come I will tell people where I am, what I’m doing. For now, it is just to thank the people of the state because the last three years have been tough and they are still committed and remain and I have to appreciate that. I appreciate that.”

The Senate president and his entourage drove directly from the airport to the Emir’s palace to pay a thank-you visit to the Emir, Alh Ibrahim Sulu- Gambari.

It was cheers all the way for Saraki by residents who lined the streets to show their love for their hero.

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Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that the deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena on Sunday, July 15, declared that Saraki must tell the world whether he is still in the ruling party or not.

Nabena said the declaration was necessary because Saraki’s close allies, including Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje and chief of staff Hakeem Baba Ahmed, had left the APC.

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