I re­main a com­mit­ted APC mem­ber – Saraki

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Is­mail Mu­dashir

Se­nate Pres­i­dent Bukola Saraki has re­sponded to a news­pa­per re­port which claimed that he was work­ing work­ing closely with the APC leader, Bola Ahmed Tin­ubu to sabotage Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari.

A state­ment by his media aide, Yusuph Olaniy­onu, said there was no ba­sis for such al­lea­ga­tion.

“Most Nige­ri­ans are aware that there has been no meet­ing or com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween me and Asi­waju Tin­ubu since I was elected Se­nate Pres­i­dent. There­fore, I do not see any ba­sis for a news­pa­per to re­port that we are both plot­ting to op­pose the Pres­i­dent.

“I recog­nise Tin­ubu as one of the lead­ers of the APC who con­trib­uted so much to the vic­tory of the party in the last elec­tion. Some other peo­ple also con­trib­uted and I be­lieve the col­lec­tive ef­forts made it pos­si­ble for the first time in the history of our party for an op­po­si­tion party to win the gen­eral elec­tions,

“Let me state clearly that I re­main a com­mit­ted mem­ber of the APC and will do all in my power to en­sure the party ful­fill its prom­ises to bring pos­i­tive changes into the coun­try.

“Since my elec­tion as Se­nate Pres­i­dent, my fo­cus and ef­forts have been de­voted to do­ing the job that I was elected to do by my con­stituents and my col­leagues in the Se­nate. Twice, my col­leagues have con­firmed their sup­port for me as the primus in­ter pares in the Se­nate,” he said.

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