- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) says Bukola Saraki saved Nigeria from collapse as a sitting president of the Senate
- According to the PDP, it is proud of the activities of Saraki as a doctor, governor, senator and during the 2019 presidential election
- The party prayed for the former president of the Senate as he marks his 57th birthday
Bukola Saraki, immediate past president of the Senate, was not just courageous while on the seat, he also ensured that every Nigerian was protected with the activities that took place at the eighth National Assembly, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said.
The message from PDP's national chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, is in felicitation with Saraki who celebrates his 57th birthday on Thursday, December 19.
Secondus said he was sending the message on behalf of the party and its National Executive Committee (NEC).
A statement by Kola Ologbondiyan, the national publicity secretary of the PDP, quoted Secondus as saying the party was exceedingly proud of Saraki and his service to Nigerians.
"The PDP is exceedingly proud of Senator Saraki for his innumerable sacrifices towards the unity, stability and development of our nation, as well as his outstanding roles in the struggle for the restoration of democratic tenets in our country," the party said.
To the PDP, Saraki remains an exceptional patriot with track records in different areas of service including as governor, Senate president and director-general of the party's campaign organisation in 2019.
The party called him one of the best governors that Nigeria has ever produced as a result of the successes he recorded in Kwara state.
"As the chairman of the National Assembly, Saraki courageously asserted the independence of the legislative arm in defending the interest and well-being of Nigerians as well as protecting our democracy and national cohesion from collapse during our nation’s most trying moments in recent history," the PDP said while praying to God to bless him with more years in good health.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the PDP claimed that the alleged plan by the National Assembly to spend N37 billion for the renovation of its complex is a final confirmation of the corruption level in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP further alleged that the budget for the renovation of the National Assembly complex is simply an "unpardonable rip-off plot and the last straw of the brazen corruption that pervades the current administration."
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