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Saraki ‘He connived with a useless party to steal the Senate Presidency,’ APC chieftain says

Igbokwe also criticized Saraki for trying to be bigger than the party by conniving with ‘a gang of forty thieves.’

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The Publicity Secretary of the Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC), Joe Igbokwe, has said that Senate President, Bukola Saraki deserves the persecution he’s currently under and as such should not be pitied.

Bukola Saraki play

Bukola Saraki



Igbokwe also criticized Saraki for trying to be bigger than the party by conniving with ‘a gang of forty thieves.’

Lagos APC spokesman, Joe Igbokwe play

Lagos APC spokesman, Joe Igbokwe



The APC chieftain made the comments in an article sent to Vanguard. It reads in part:

“One of the biggest problems facing Nigeria today is impunity. It has led to corruption, arrogance, brigandage, deep political crisis and outright murder.”

“This is the reason why Senator Saraki ignored his Party (APC) directives and connived with a useless party (PDP) we just defeated to steal the Senate Presidency. He did not stop there, the criminal arrangement led to the emergence of Senator Ekweremadu of PDP as the Deputy Senate President.”

“The moment this brigandage took place we saw wild jubilation in the camp of PDP. Ekweremadu went to Enugu State and told his people that PDP is back. A lady who is a PDP member mockingly said to me: “yes APC won the election but we have taken over the National Assembly” it was then that it became clear to me the extent of damage Senator Saraki inflicted on the leadership of APC.”

“Saraki tried to prove to the whole world that he is smarter than all the leaders of APC put together. Saraki ignored 51 APC Senators who were in a meeting and went to do business with 49 PDP Senators, a party APC just defeated after 16 years bloody struggle. Senator Saraki bribed his way to the clerk of the Senate and cajoled him to proclaim a Senate that is incomplete. Saraki and Ekweremadu criminally changed the Senate rules in order to carry out the open robbery we saw in the hallowed Chamber of the Senate of Federal Republic of Nigeria.”

“Saraki and his gang of 40 thieves devastated the master plan of our great party to choose the right people to serve as the Principal Officers in the National Assembly.Since July 9, 2015 when this shenanigan took place in the Senate and the huge dust it raised, Senator Saraki has remained adamant to disobey the Party’s directives and step aside rather he has continued to run from pillar to post to sustain a stolen seat. The lust for power, rapacious greed, avaricious tendency, and slave to public office have pushed Bukola Saraki to continue to work with PDP in order to weaken APC.”

“But will Bukola Saraki succeed? Impossible. APC does not want Bukola Saraki as the Senate President and neither does APC want Ekweremadu as the Deputy Senate President. Saraki has caused enough implosions within the party.”

“Now is the time for him to go. Saraki has no choice than to go otherwise he will have himself to blame. Again if Bukola Saraki feels his hands are tightly glued to the exalted seat of the Senate Presidency and therefore cannot be removed, APC may be compelled to tear or cut his hands off, so that the National Assembly can move forward. No man is an island, and none can claim that he is the final word in APC.”

Saraki defied the APC to emerge Senate President on June 9 despite the fact that the party had chosen Senator Ahmed Lawan as its sole candidate in a mock poll.

The Senate President is currently being tried for asset declaration fraud at the Code of Conduct Tribunal.


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