In Kwara 'Saraki desperate to return to PDP,' Party Chairman says

Oyedepo said Saraki is desperate to return to the PDP, noting that it would be a mistake to welcome the Senate President back to the party.

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Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), in Kwara State, Iyiola Oyedepo, has in scornful remark said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki is about to be made “politically naked” by the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Oyedepo said this on Monday, April 18, while addressing select party leaders from the 16 local government areas of the state in Ilorin.

He said Saraki is desperate to return to the PDP.

“The senate president is about to be made naked by the APC. APC is in disarray and he is about to be made politically naked,” Oyedepo said.

“He is looking for a shelter in case the broom sweeps him away, is this the time to allow him to take refuge under the umbrella? The mistake of 2003 must not be allowed to repeat itself in 2016.”

Saraki spent his two terms as governor under PDP platform, and was elected to the national assembly under the same party, but defected to the APC in 2014.

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The PDP Chieftain also dismissed the calls for the dissolution of the state executive council of the party, saying the current structure will remain in place until 2018.

“Section 47(1) of the 2012 PDP amended constitution gives any officer of the party elected through congress a tenure of four years.

“By the constitution of the party, we are due to leave office on the 15th of April 2018. We are not asking for elongation of tenure, but on the constitution of the party we stand,” he said.

Oyedepo said those calling for the dissolution of the party’s leadership lack disciplined, and only seek the destruction of the party.

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