The All Progressives Congress (APC) has mocked “the disappointing performance” of Senate President Bukola Saraki at the presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) held over the weekend.
Saraki placed third at the primary after polling 317 votes while Aminu Tambuwal had 693 and Atiku Abubakar 1,532 a figure the party described as “miserly’ and a deserving end to the “greedy, untrustworthy and double-dealing” Saraki’s presidential election.
“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,” the party said in a statement released on Tuesday by Yekini Nabena, its acting National Publicity Secretary.
“How will someone who emerged Senate President through conspiracy with members of the opposition Party and against the wishes and interests of his own party be trusted to be elected as the presidential candidate of a party? Even on his being elected to the position, did Saraki acquit himself creditably?
APC said just as PDP delegates had rejected Saraki, the next step was for the senators to “do likewise by rejecting the greedy, deceitful and unreliable Senate President as their leader”.