- The Buhari/Osinbajo campaign organisation faults Bukola Saraki for saying Nigerians need competent leaders to lead them
- The organisation says President Muhammadu Buhari with uncommon leadership qualities is a blessing to Nigeria
- A governorship aspirant of APC, Abdulfatai Yahaya-Seriki, says that Senate president Bukola Saraki, offered him SSA appointment to drop his ambition
The Buhari/Osinbajo campaign organisation has warned that Senate president Bukola Saraki might be on his way to prison if he has underrated the long arm of the law regarding investigations of the Offa bank robbery incident.
The group issued the warning in a statement by its spokesperson, Steve Bayode, in response to what it called the Senate president’s attacks on President Muhammadu Buhari, The Nation reports.
The organisation said it was laughable for Saraki, who is a presidential aspirant of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to say Nigerians need competent leaders to lead them, when he is yet to clear his name over the Offa bank robbery incident.
“If the Senate President has underrated the long arm of the law, he is in for a long walk to the prisons," the group said.
It insisted that Saraki’s presidential ambition was fueled by self-greed and inordinate ambition, noting that on the contrary, President Muhammadu Buhari, with uncommon leadership qualities was a blessing to Nigeria.
The release from the group read: “The statement credited to the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, that “Nigerians need competent leaders to lead them and they cannot afford to have mediocres at the helm of their affairs in the country” is laughable.
“On a good day, this statement and others of its kind could refer to no one else than the Senate President, himself and others like him who came to power by accident.
“On the contrary, President Muhammadu Buhari, with an uncommon leadership qualities is a blessing to Nigeria.
“President Muhammadu Buhari has, among other qualities, the track record of restoring our pride by taking our country out of recession and sustaining its growth in the recent times.
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“In the inferences of the Senate President, “leaders must have the energy and vision to entrench justice and egalitarianism for all citizens, irrespective of ethnicity and religion”. Doesn’t this looks out of place coming from a man yet basking in the gory lighting of the Offa robbery?
“If the Senate President has underrated the long arm of the law, he is in for a long walk to the prisons.
“The Senate president has declared his intention to contest the 2019 presidential election. The question Nigerians should ask him is what has he done with the office of the Senate President he has occupied for three and a half years?
“Bukola, should be told he’s being pushed by self greed and inordinate ambition. He knows he could not realize his ambition in a formidable Party like the APC, so, good riddance he jetted out in time to seek his luck under the decrepit umbrella.
“As said, Nigerians should ask their potential president to explain where lies the depositors fund that disappeared from the vault of his bank, the Societe Generale?”
“Bukola Saraki boasted of his long political career spanning a decade to have equipped him with the requisite experience and exposure to hold the exalted office of the President. Wait. Nigerians can recollect quite vividly these 10 years of which eight, as the governor of Kwara State, was simply entrusted on his hands by his father, who he later disgraced out of politics and sent to his grave in shame.
“This is a testament that Bukola Saraki cannot and must not be trusted. If he could disgrace his father and mentor in public, he can simply deny and denounce his promises to the electorate at the appointed time."
Meanwhile, a governorship aspirant of All Progressives Congress in Kwara state, Abdulfatai Yahaya-Seriki, has said that the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, tried to lure him with an appointment to defect to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The Punch reports that Yahaya-Seriki, one of the 13 Kwara APC governorship aspirants, told newsmen in Abuja, on Monday, 24, that he rejected the offer and other entreaties by the Senate president.
Legit.ng gathered that while speaking on the insinuations in some quarters that he could be working for Saraki in the APC, Yahaya-Seriki said he was a self-made man and he had no godfather anywhere.
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