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Saraki commends Buhari, declares “I have no plans to dump APC”
Buhari is a great Leader-Saraki

Saraki commends Buhari, declares “I have no plans to dump APC”

Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has described President Muhammadu Buhari’s reaction to Tuesday’s election of National Assembly leaders as a “great mark of leadership” and a demonstration of the President’s commitment to democracy.

In a statement issued by his media office on Wednesday, the Senate President commended Buhari for remaining steadfast in his commitment to the principle of non-interference in National Assembly politics even in the face of great pressure on him to act otherwise.

“This shows that Mr. President is a man of great conviction who, in his own words, belongs to everyone and to no one,” according to the statement.

President  Buhari  had on Tuesday through his Special Adviser, Media & Publicity backed the emergence of Saraki despite the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) kicking against it.

Buhari noted that though he would have preferred that the leadership of the National Assembly came through the arrangement put in place by the All Progressives Congress, but would work with the new leaders of the National Assembly because their emergence conformed with the constitution.

Meanwhile, Senate President Saraki has insisted that he was loyal to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and had no plans to leave, describing the insinuation as absurd and laughable

According to him, “it is just cheap blackmail by political adversaries who want to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it. And those making such desperate allegations should remember that I willingly left the PDP on matters of principles when the party was in power. Is it now that the party is out of government and in opposition that I will now return having worked so hard for my party in the last general elections,” he queried.

Describing himself as someone committed to contributing his quota to building the party, he promised to work hard to the APC deliver its promise of change to the Nigerian people.
He urged all members of the National Assembly to put politicking behind them and settle down for the proper business of legislating. “Our country is going through a very trying times. We have the challenge of insecurity in the North East. The massive problem of youth unemployment and general economic challenges occasioned by massive fall in revenue is staring us in the face.
“All these against the huge public expectation that propelled our party into office. We  have pursued our legitimate aspirations appropriately. Now that the issues have been settled, we need to move on in the larger interest of our people, without whose mandate we would not have been in a position to aspire to these positions in the first place.”
He stated his readiness to embrace every member of the Senate regardless of their political leanings in the leadership elections just concluded.

 

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