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Saraki Replies APC Over Plans To Remove Him

Saraki Replies APC Over Plans To Remove Him

Senate President Bukola Saraki

The All Progressives Congress has been slammed by Senate President Bukola Saraki over plans to remove him.

Senate President Bukola Saraki says he cannot “descend into the gutter” with the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) over comments that he is incompetent.

The APC had through its acting spokesman, Yekini Nabena left a harsh comment for Saraki, saying he is a failure who swims in controversy.

He said having publicly humiliated his father and sister, Saraki’s betrayal did not come as a surprise to the ruling party.

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But in his response issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, Saraki said: “We can’t descend into the gutter with these characters”.

He added that the APC had not recovered from Tuesday’s attempt to subvert democracy.

The APC had in an earlier statement by its acting National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Yekini Nabena, said that Saraki was not fit for the office of president of the Senate.

The party said, “In every democratic country, the position of the Senate President is one of the highest political offices one can attain.

“It is a position reserved for the best of the best, experienced and exemplary politicians who by their character and conduct in public offices, the younger generation look up to as role models.”

Recall that on Tuesday, the Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had prevented lawmakers from gaining entrance to the national assembly.

The lawmakers on elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had accused their APC counterparts of attempting to remove Saraki with the connivance of security operatives.

The ruling party has been mounting pressure on Saraki to step down since he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but the senate president said only two-thirds of his colleague can remove him.

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