Nigeria’s Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, says he cannot “descend into the gutter” with the All Progressives Congress (APC), Nigeria’s ruling party.
Saraki said this in response to the harsh comments Yekini Nabena, acting national publicity secretary of APC, made about him.
Nigeria’s integrated media online media platform, ALEDEH recalls that the APC in a statement by its acting national publicity secretary described Saraki as “the worst senate president Nigeria has had the misfortune of having”.
Nabena said having publicly humiliated his father and sister, Saraki’s betrayal did not come as a surprise to the ruling party.
Reacting to Nabena’s harsh comments, Saraki through Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesman, said: “We can’t descend into the gutter with these characters”.
Olaniyonu added that the APC had not recovered from Tuesday’s attempt to subvert democracy.
ALEDEH recalls that operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had prevented lawmakers from gaining entrance to the national assembly.
The lawmakers on elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Nigeria’s main opposition party had accused their APC counterparts of attempting to remove Saraki with the connivance of security operatives.
This online medium reports that the ruling party has been mounting pressure on Saraki to step down since he defected to the PDP but the Senate president said only two-thirds of his colleague can remove him.