- Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, the younger sister to the Senate president Bukola Saraki has declared her support for President Buhari
- Senator Gbemisola also pledged her commitment to the success of the APC across the country in the 2019 general elections
- She noted that politics is a public service to the people and all politicians must conduct it with dignity, peace and love for their fellow citizens
Barely 24 hours that Senate President Bukola Saraki officially resigned as a member of the APC, Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, the younger sister to the Senate president declared her "unwavering support" for President Buhari.
Daily Trust reports that Senator Gbemisola also pledged her commitment to the success of the APC in the state and across the country in the 2019 elections.
Gbemisola, who is the chairman, Governing Council of Federal University of Otuoke, Bayelsa state, said she would soon galvanize all her supporters and associates to begin a re-election campaign for Buhari.
She said: "I maintain my unwavering support for President Muhammadu Buhari, now and for his re-election in 2019, and for the success of our party, the APC, in Kwara state and across the federation.
"All members of my political organisations including GRS Movement (GRSM); GRS Foundation (GRSF); GRS Friends on Facebook (GRSFOF); Paramount Women Forum (PWF) and GRS Grassroots Youth Movement (GRS-GYM) will begin to implement the first phase of our "Get-Out-The-Vote for PMB and APC.
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"Politics is a public service to the people and we ought to conduct it with dignity, peace and love for our fellow citizens. May Allah grant us direction, guidance and restraint in our utterances and conduct."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Senate president, Bukola Saraki announced his exit from the ruling APC.
Saraki announced his exit from the party via his official social media pages on Tuesday, July 31. He said he decided to leave the APC after extensive consultations.
In related development, Senate president Bukola Saraki accused some elements in the APC of making peace and cooperation difficult in the party. He described himself as a democrat who is committed to the progress of the country.
He said: ''I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
''This is not a decision that I have made lightly. If anything at all, I have tarried for so long and did all that was humanly possible, even in the face of great provocation, ridicule and flagrant persecution, to give opportunity for peace, reconciliation and harmonious existence.
''Perhaps, more significantly, I am mindful of the fact that I carry on my shoulder a great responsibility for thousands of my supporters, political associates and friends, who have trusted in my leadership and have attached their political fortunes to mine.
''However, it is after an extensive consultation with all the important stakeholders that we have come to this difficult but inevitable decision to pitch our political tent elsewhere; where we could enjoy greater sense of belonging and where the interests of the greatest number of our Nigerians would be best served.
''While I take full responsibility for this decision, I will like to emphasise that it is a decision that has been inescapably imposed on me by certain elements and forces within the APC who have ensured that the minimum conditions for peace, cooperation, inclusion and a general sense of belonging did not exist.''
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