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Bukola Saraki says comments credited to the ruling All progressives Congress (APC) that he is not qualified for the position of Senate President are baseless.

”We can’t descend into the gutter with these characters. Apparently, they have not recovered from the shock of their Tuesday’s failed attempt to subvert democracy,” Saraki, who recently decamped from the APC to the opposition PDP, said in a statement.

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The ruling party had earlier said that Saraki was not fit for office of president of the senate.

“In every democratic country, the position of the Senate President is one of the highest political offices one can attain,” it said in a statement.

“It is a position reserved for the best of the best, experienced and exemplary politicians who by their character and conduct in public offices, the younger generation look up to as role models.”