As National assembly (NASS) resumes today, The All Progressive Congress Apc has called on senators to turn their back on the senate president as the PDP members has turned their back on him during their primary election that was carried out in Portacourt.
Saraki, who was a PDP Presidential aspirant had emerged third at the PDP’s primary election held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, over the weekend.
Meanwhile, the spokeman of APC, Yekini Nabena explains that With the disappointing show of saraki at the convention, it shows that an end has to come to his greediness, betrayal, double-dealing politician, untrustworthiness and hunger for power.
The party’s Spokeman states that with power conferred on saraki in the National assembly his always locking horn with the exclusives.
Nabena insisted that Saraki can’t continue to preside over over the senate which was dominated by the APC.
He said and we qouted, “The delegates of the PDP have rejected Saraki as their presidential candidate. Let the Senators also do likewise by rejecting the greedy, deceitful and unreliable Senate President as their leader. A new President of the Senate, free from all allegations of criminality is needed now.
“The disappointing performance of Sen. Bukola Saraki at the presidential election convention of the PDP is a befitting end to the ambition of a greedy, untrustworthy and double-dealing politician.
“With a miserly 317 votes, behind Aminu Tambuwal’s 693 votes and Atiku Abubakar’s 1532 votes, the 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 records of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time.
“How will someone who emerged 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 the presidential candidate of a party? Even on his being elected to the position, did Saraki acquit himself creditably?
“Throughout Saraki’s tenure as senate president, it has been one confrontation between the national assembly leadership with the executive or another.
“Confirmation of executive nominees sent to the senate has been delayed unnecessarily, annual national budgets delayed. For instance, the supplementary budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general election is continually delayed due to Saraki’s selfish political machinations.
“A selfish Saraki will rather than perform his constitutional legislative functions by ensuring timely consideration and passage of executive bills, will rather sabotage the efforts of the executive in furtherance of his treacherous politics.
“Having sabotaged the President Muhammadu Buhari government while in the APC, he later showed his true colours by formally joining the opposition PDP.
“The APC bade him goodbye as he returned to the looters club where he belongs. However, in doing so, Saraki must do the needful by giving up the senate president position. He should be a distinguished senator in name and in deed. He cannot continue to preside over the APC-dominated senate as a member of the minority PDP.”
Meanwhile NIGERIADAILYTIMES.com has previously reported that Abububar Atiku has been declared the Flag bearer of PDP in the just concluded Nataional convention in Rivers State.
Also, Saraki who came 3rd has also congratulated Atiku and declares his support for him. He also told APC that the expected crisis of PDP is just a miscalculated plan, and would not come to pass.