The poor performance of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Election Convention was an indication of his rejection by Nigerians, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has stated.
In a statement on Tuesday by the acting National Publicity Secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, the party noted that the Senate president’s poor performance was a befitting end to Saraki’s ambition.
Nabena said: “With a miserly 317 votes, behind Aminu Tambuwal’s 693 votes and Atiku Abubakar’s 1,532 votes, the PDP delegates have given clear indication that they are fed up with Saraki’s political style.
“When a leader cannot be trusted, cannot be relied upon, and cannot keep agreements, the people take due cognizance and records of these actions and respond with their votes at the appropriate time.”
Legislature versus Executive
Nabena added that throughout Saraki’s tenure as President of the Senate, it has been one confrontation between the Assembly leadership and the Executive or other arms of government.
“A selfish Saraki will rather than perform his constitutional legislative functions by ensuring timely consideration and passage of Executive Bills, sabotage the efforts of the Executive in furtherance of his treacherous politics.
“Having sabotaged the President Muhammadu Buhari government while in the APC, he later showed his true colours by formally joining the opposition PDP.
“However, in doing so, Saraki must do the needful by giving up the Senate President position,” he added.