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Monday, 23 July 2018

Saraki, Dogara, NASS Members May Leave APC Thursday

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After months of anticipation and consultations, President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara and other aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) might defect from the party on Thursday. 

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari and other leaders of the party, failed to persuade the Senate President to reconsider his decision to leave the ruling party. Saraki met with Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. 


A source at the meeting revealed that Saraki was presented with the offer to choose any position of his choice in the future APC government, but he declined.

“He told them that he has been humiliated and dehumanised by the party in the past three years, and that their intervention was too late,” the source revealed. 

He recalled that the Senate President was arraigned before the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) and put in the dock like a common criminal.

“As if that was not enough, the Inspector- General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said Saraki and Governor Abdufatah Ahmed of Kwara provided arms for armed robbers who robbed banks in Offa. 

He was invited to force headquarters to make a statement. Are these not humiliation enough? “And now, they are begging him not to leave APC because the president is interested in second term,” he noted. 

Other aggrieved lawmakers have been approached as well, by the party, persuading them not to defect, including Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State who had earlier said APC has given him ‘red card.’

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