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Saraki Doyin Okupe hints that APC is behind Senate President’s ordeal

Okupe described Saraki’s travails as a tragic comedy while hinting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to blame.

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Doyin Okupe, a former aide of ex-President, Goodluck Jonathan has spoken out on the ongoing ordeal of Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Okupe described Saraki’s travails as a tragic comedy while hinting that the All Progressives Congress (APC) was to blame.

The Senate President is being tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal for assets declaration fraud and was today, September 24, 2015, attacked at the Eid praying ground in Ilorin, Kwara State.

Okupe made his comments on the issue via a post on his Facebook page. It reads in part:

To ordinary watchers of Nigerian politics, the ongoing ordeal of the Senate President, Dr saraki may be an interesting soap opera. But to more discerning minds it is nothing short of a tragic comedy.”

“I am personally not a supporter of Dr Saraki and for good reason. He spearheaded the demolition of the PDP and the eventual catastrophic electoral misfortune of the Goodluck Jonathan’s Presidency.”

“Neither am I a detractor of the Senate President. However as a veteran politician I accept that all is fair in love and in war and as they say the end justifies the means.”

“But what is currently going on is ominous and dangerous and will require Wisdom and extreme tact from all the dramatis personnel.”

“I did in the past predict that the APC will break up, but that was before the APC formed the government. Now that they are in government, it is not in my interest or that of any reasonable or patriotic Nigerian to wish that they break up.”

“A break up of the APC now has the capacity to undermine the current political process and the entire political dispensation we are passing through to the detriment of the country and the innocent masses.”

“As it is now, while the law must be allowed to take its course, men with less passion, and more sense on ALL sides must rise to the occasion to manage this delicate matter in the overall interest of our Nation, our democracy and our people. Remembering always that an ill wind does not blow anyone any good.”

Saraki defied the APC to become Senate President on June 9 despite the fact that the party had nominated Senator Ahmed Lawan as its sole candidate for the position through a straw poll.


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