As a result of series of charges brought against the number three man in Nigeria, particularly the alleged forgery of the Senate standing rule, there has been speculations that he might leave the APC.
The speculations were fueled following Sen Bukola Saraki’s appearance at the PDP Senate’s caucus meeting on Wednesday.
Information reported on some media alleged that the Senate president met with former president, Goodluck Jonathan, in Abuja on Wednesday, July 20, in a closed door meeting where he declared his willingness to forsake the APC and re-join the PDP.
Nevertheless, a statement issued by the special assistant on media to Saraki, Bamikole Omishore, he disproved the rumour, maintaining that Saraki’s allegiance lied with the APC, adding that he was not prepared to leave a party he that he “helped midwife and worked for its victory in the 2015 elections”.
The statement reads:
“The attention of the Senate President’s Media Team has been drawn to a false publication that is making the rounds on social media that Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki has defected from the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). This fabrication is entirely untrue as the Senate President stands committed to the APC; a party that he helped midwife and worked for its victory in the 2015 elections.
“In his official capacity as Senate President and chairman, National Assembly, he attended the end of session event of the PDP caucus yesterday evening and spent only 30 minutes before leaving the members to continue with the event.
“The Senate President would like to assure every Nigerian that he is committed to the APC-led government and appreciates the confidence reposed in him and the APC during the 2015 General Elections.”
Saraki, a former governor of Kwara, served on the platform of the PDP before defecting to the APC prior to the 2015 general election.