On Monday, in the Kwara State Capital Ilorin, Bola Tinubu, a former Lagos State Governor and the current National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, described Bukola Saraki, the Senate President, as a traitor and a backstabber.
Tinubu, who is a former governor of Lagos State, made the remark while speaking during the APC presidential campaign rally in Ilorin, Kwara State.
He also urged people of the state to vote out Saraki, who he described as an emperor.
According to him: “It’s been long they have been stealing your money and who has been doing it? it’s Bukola. We are here to fight Bukola, we are here to quarrel Bukola, he is a traitor and backstabber, we must not allow him steal our votes.
“This is the celebration of your freedom, the emperor that did exist here for several years now.”
Tinubu also lectured people of the state on how to vote out the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, and Saraki.
“Use your index finger to thumb print and for women don’t apply ‘Larlie’ on your finger on that day because they will say you have voted.
“If you thump print and it doesn’t work, try again, insist on voting. Use your index finger touch the link then thumb print close to the broom on the ballot paper.
“I want to assure you that the incoming administration of President Muhammadu Buhari will be fair to us and ensure that your lives are changed,” Tinubu said.
Recall that Saraki, had replied Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who had, in an analytical piece about the political situation in Nigeria, titled “They go Away because We go the Right Way,” said both Saraki and the Sokoto State Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal left the APC because the party could not offer them what they wanted.
Saraki Tinubu, in the political-philosophical analysis accused the duo of leaving the APC because, they both covet the presidency and, according to him, the APC cannot give them their desires.
He said Saraki wants automatic ticket and resource sharing and seeks undemocratic means of achieving his desires. He also said that had Saraki remained in APC, he would not have been able to reclaim his senate seat much less senate presidency.
However, in a sharp response, Saraki said the APC’s national leader’s analysis is, according to him, as wrong as it is mischievous. Saraki said he is surprised that Tinubu is “still peddling the falsehood about the fact that my defection is about automatic ticket and sharing of resources.”
Saraki said Tinubu published a false report about the promise of automatic tickets, oil blocks and other benefits in a newspaper he owns.
He said, It was his choice “to join others to present a viable alternative platform for Nigerians in the coming elections and that, since democracy is a system that allows people to freely make their choices, then “Tinubu and leaders of the APC had better respect this decision or lawfully deal with it.”
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