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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Saraki fires back at APC for saying he can’t become president

Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has lambasted the All Progressives Congress (APC) for declaring that he is unfit to lead Nigeria.

The APC National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena had in a statement on Wednesday noted that while every Nigerian has the right to run for any office, there are many issues that border on such person’s integrity, antecedents, competence and capability to preside over the affairs of the country.

Nabena stated that APC was aware that Saraki’s presidential declaration was a tactics to deflect attention from the deluge of issues he deals with, particularly ahead of the 2019 General Elections.

He said pressure to reconvene the National Assembly, a fast-shifting political order in Kwara State, among others were a few examples.

Reacting, Saraki’s spokesman, Yusuf Olaniyonu, said the former Kwara State governor will not be distracted by the antics of an upstart who lives in Abuja but waits to sign press statements composed for him from Lagos.

His rejoinder reads: “When his masters show their face, we will debate all the issues they have raised and the ones they may wish to even concoct.

“Dr. Saraki does not have any credibility issues except the ones concocted by these putative demagogues to whom the Senate President has become a nightmare.

“One should ask, what is APC’s business with an aspirant of another party? The truth is APC is scared stiff of the possibility of a Saraki candidacy. Fortunately, they have no role in deciding that.

“Meanwhile, Mr. Yekini Nabena should know by now that many people in the media believe he is a robot and has no face. Here is an opportunity for him to come out of his hiding and come on a national television to debate all the issues he has raised with one of the aides of the Senate President.

“We hope he will take up this challenge and stop behaving like a masquerade. He is free to choose any independent TV station of his choice.”

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