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‘I’m not returning to PDP,’ Senate President says

Saraki said further that the rumours of his supposed return to the opposition party were started by “political adversaries who want to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it.”

 

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has denied reports that he is planning to return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

This was contained in a statement released by the Senate President on Wednesday, June 10, 2015.

It reads in part:

“It is just cheap blackmail by political adversaries who want to call a dog a bad name in order to hang it.”

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“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?”

Saraki also affirmed his commitment to the APC, saying that he remains “a loyal party member and a leader of the party, committed to contributing my quota to building the party and helping it to deliver its promise of change to the people of Nigeria.”

Rumours of Saraki’s return to the PDP were started after he defied the leadership of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to contest for the Senate Presidency.

The APC had chosen Senator Ahmed Lawan as its sole candidate in a straw poll, a development which was rejected by Saraki.

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