- The acting national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said the recent defectors from the APC were angry with President Buhari because he did not dance to their tune
- Nabena said politicians like Bukola Saraki, the Senate president, are using their positions to negotiate with President Buhari's administration which he said it is not possible
- He, however, noted that those who left the APC for other parties did so because of their personal interests
The acting national publicity secretary of the All Progressives Congress, Yekini Nabena, has spoken about the party’s insistence on the removal of the President, Bukola Saraki, defections from the APC and other national issues.
The Punch reports that Nabena declared that Saraki left the APC because the party could not offer what he was asking for adding that the Senate president was never faithful to the party since he became its member.
NAIJ.com gathered that he maintained that all the people that left the party were those who left based on their personal interests.
He said: ''Just like I have just told you; people like Saraki as Senate President are using their positions to negotiate with government which is not possible with this government.
''This government is serious about the anticorruption fight. How can we live with a situation which Saraki put the APC-led administration in by having a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party as deputy senate President? And on top of that, he now wants to be president when we have a sitting president who has indicated interest in seeking for a second term. All that Saraki is doing is to pursue his selfish interest; he is not interested in the people.
''All the people that left our party were those who left based on their personal interests; it has nothing to do with our performance or lack of it. Take Saraki for example, he left the party because we could not offer what he was asking for.
''We are not in the minority; we are still the majority party in both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Let those in opposition go back and check their own records.
''The President of the Senate had no choice because he wanted to play a double game and he was caught. He wanted to remain within the party in order to kill it. From the beginning, you will agree with me that he was never faithful to the party.
''The coup d’état he plotted with PDP senators to become Senate President against the wishes of the party is there for everyone to see. That he has left today is not a surprise to most of us; he was never present, he only used the party to achieve his personal agenda.
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''Yes, we insist that Saraki should vacate his position because when you look at it, as a Senate President, you have a lot of allegations against you; that is where I am coming from.
''As a senate president, you are facing a lot of allegations, you are facing trial yet, you are going about calling yourself a distinguished senator. If you are a man of integrity, you are supposed to step down and face these corruption charges against you instead of staying on that seat to fight the case.
''President Muhammadu Buhari will not compromise that and if you like, run into his bedroom; once you are found guilty, you are on your own.''
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had reported that the senator representing Delta central senatorial district, Ovie Omo-Agege, insisted that Bukola Saraki must not remain as Senate president after his defection from the All Progressive Congress to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Omo-Agege said Saraki ought to do the honourable thing by stepping down as Senate president otherwise he would be humiliated.
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