APC Dares Saraki To Reconvene Senate
APC National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and Senate President, Bukola Saraki. Source: Punch

The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to drag Senate President Bukola Saraki to court for alleging that he took bribes.

Concise News had reported that Saraki called on Oshiomhole to resign from politics over reports that the APC chairman allegedly collected bribes during the conduct of the ruling party’s primary elections.

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In a statement on Thursday by his Chief Press Secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, Oshiomhole said it was pathetic and irresponsible that the Senate president would resort to ‘petty politics’.

The former Edo State governor added that Saraki had no moral ground to call for the resignation of the national chairman.

The statement reads: “It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of his party, could degenerate to such a low level.

“It is equally sad, but not unexpected, that Saraki, who is politically drowning, would make such libelous comments against the national chairman of the APC. And I challenge Saraki to mention one name of an aspirant that gave money to the National Chairman or we file a legal action against him.

“Whereas the basis on which he made those comments was tenuous and unjustifiable, it is on record that Saraki has been in the eye of investigations by the EFCC and the ICPC for sundry cases of corruption.

“That is the same man that has taken it upon himself to question Comrade Oshiomhole’s credibility.

“We challenge him to mention one person who has claimed that he gave money to Oshiomhole to influence him and the decision of the party’s national working committee (NWC) in the just-concluded primary elections.

“We insist that Saraki with his kind of prebendal politics is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy.”