The All Progressives Congress (APC) has expressed the resolve to do all it can within its powers to clip the wings of the Senate President. Bukola Saraki in the nation’s politics in the coming 2019 elections.
The leader of the party Bola Tinubu and the national chairman of the party, Adams Oshiomhole said the party is fighting Saraki to discipline him for his alleged acts of treachery and need to liberate Kwara state from alleged political bondage he puts the state to suffer.
The leaders, who spoke in Ilorin, the state capital on Monday during the party’s presidential campaign rally held at the Ilorin Metropolitan Square.
Tinubu described Saraki as a traitor and a virtuous-lacking politician who should be disciplined with a loss at the polls.
The APC leader however clarified that the party was not fighting the Saraki political dynasty founded by Dr Olusola Saraki, his father, but the party wants to use the election as the celebration of freedom for the people of the state from alleged anti-people politics of Saraki.
According to Tinubu: “It’s been a long time they have been deceiving you. Bukola has been deceiving you. We are not here to fight Baba Saraki’s family because Gbemisola is here and she is Saraki’s daughter, but today we have come to discipline Bukola. He is a traitor. He is a slave master. This campaign is, therefore, the celebration of your freedom, it is the celebration of the falling Berlin Wall of the politics of Kwara, it is the end of the oligarchy, the end of the emperor that didn’t exist until recently.”
In his own remarks, Oshiomole said he was anxiously waiting for the outcome of Saturday’s presidential and National Assembly elections to celebrate the fall of Saraki from the control tower of Kwara politics.
“We have come to celebrate the end of Bukola’s tenure. “When I saw the crowd on the roadside and listened to what they were saying, I concluded that indeed the end has come for him. I cannot wait for Saturday to see Kwara people celebrate their new freedom.
“It will be a day for Kwara people and young poltiici9ans to realize that the evil a political godson has done to a political godfather will be meted back to him. For 16 years Bukola has overbooked your indebtedness.
“For Bukola politics is all about juicy jobs; that was his complain here in Ilorin the day we showed him the way out of APC. He said out of 200 jobs none was given to him and Dogara. Everything that has a beginning must have an end. The time of the oppressor is over. That is the case of kwara and the case of Bukola.”
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in the state has condemned the APC leaders over their verbal attacks on the personality of Saraki.
The party in a statement by its state publicity secretary, Tunde Ashaolu wondered why the APC has decided to make Saraki its campaign point, instead of telling the electorate the programmes it has for them.
Ashaolu said,” the outbursts of Oshiomhole is understood because they face imminent defeat in the forthcoming general elections. They are attacking Saraki because he has planned the APC’s downfall through a robust and purposeful campaign across the country.
“Let APC tell Nigerians the programmes they have for them. They have woefully failed in implementing their campaign promises of 2015. Nigerians are wise people, they cannot be deceived again. From President Muhammadu Buhari’s speech today, it is clear that he does not have the grasp of the issues affecting the state. Ditto for the factional APC gubernatorial candidate in the state, Abdulrahman AbdulRazaq.
“We are happy that the people of Kwara state who Saraki is toiling for day and night, appreciated his efforts and have decided to vote end masse for the PDP in the coming elections in the state. Only this morning, the organized labour in the state declared their support for the PDP, signing an MoU to vote for all the PDP candidates in the general elections.”