Saraki Finally Speaks On Defection From APC


Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday pleaded that he should not be pushed to comment on his alleged plan to defect from the All Progressives Congress (APC).

“As I said, don’t worry; don’t push me. I will call at a time and I will  tell Nigerians,” he told reporters yesterday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.

Saraki also refused to comment on what he would do over pressure by some of his followers to lead them out of the APC.

It was the first time Saraki would be visiting the state after the Supreme Court’s verdict.

The Senate President said his three years’ trial on alleged false declaration of asset was tough. Saraki said: “It’s been a long journey  for  all my people in the state, and today we thank the Almighty God for this. I want to thank all of them, who did not at any time waver. They believe in my innocence and supported me throughout those three very tough years and it was a great feeling for all of us.

“It is my first homecoming to thank them for all the support they have given me and the victory and for the fact that the truth prevailed and justice was done.  Today is a day for me to visit, and more importantly, thank the people for the support they have given for years.

“As I always say, time will come for everything; a time will come I will tell people where I am and  what I’m doing. For now, it is just to thank the people of the state because the last three years have been tough and they are still  committed and remain and I have to appreciate that. I appreciate that.”


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