- Bukola Saraki is reportedly engaged in consultations with leaders of the APC ahead of his speculated exit from the party
- Adams Oshiomhole pleads with the Senate president not to quit the APC
- Saraki speaks on leaving ruling party
Senate president Bukola Saraki and some members of the National Assembly affiliated with the Reformed APC (R-APC) may dump the All Progressives Congress (APC) soon.
A source familiar with happenings in the APC told the New Telegraph that the Senate president and other lawmakers will dump the APC before the National Assembly leaves for the annual recess next week.
“Just watch out before we leave for the annual recess next week, many of our members (R-APC) will denounce their membership of the APC. We are going to join a party that will guarantee us return ticket for 2019,” the source said.
The newspaper states that Saraki has been engaged in marathon consultations with leaders of the APC at the national level as well as in Kwara state ahead of his speculated exit from the party.
The national chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, had on Monday, July 16, reportedly visited Saraki at his residence and urged the Senate president not to quit the party.
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According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Saraki said this at Ilorin International airport, in Kwara state.
Asked by journalists what he will do over the pressure by some of his followers to lead them out of the APC, Saraki declined to comment and asked newsmen not to ‘worry’ or ‘push’ him over the matter.
Commenting on his trial for alleged false assets declaration, Saraki described his three-year trial as tough but expressed satisfaction that his followers never doubted his innocence as he had told them on many occasions.
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