Saraki Replies APC, ‘I Can’t Descend Into The Gutter With You’

L-R: Senate President, Bukola Saraki and APC Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole
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Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Friday, replied the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) after it accused him of betraying his “father, sister (many times)” for cheap political gains.

The ruling APC had in a statement by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Yekini Nabena, also accused Saraki of conspiring with the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) against the APC to emerge as Senate President in 2015.

In the statement, the ruling party said “Dr Saraki is definitely not our good example for political leadership,” adding that the Senate President is “a dismal failure and has been involved in one controversy or the other – budget padding, filibustering, legislative rascality, sabotage of matters of national interest, among other criminalities too numerous to mention.”

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But responding in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki said it was obvious that the ruling APC had not yet recovered from its alleged failed attempt to “subvert democracy” when some masked DSS operatives besieged the National Assembly on Tuesday.

“We can’t descend into the gutter with these characters. Apparently, they have not recovered from the shock of their Tuesday’s failed attempt to subvert democracy,” read the statement by Saraki’s media aide.

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