Resignation Call: Oshiomhole Threatens To Sue Saraki
The National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to sue the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, if he failed to mention one aspirant that gave him money to influence his decisions.
Oshiomhole chided Saraki over his attack and call for his resignation, describing the “attack as pathetic and an irresponsible resort to petty politics”.
Oshiomhole disclosed this in a statement issued on his behalf by Chief Press Secretary to the APC national chairman, Mr. Simon Ebegbulem.
The statement reads in part:
“It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary election of his party, could degenerate to such a low level.
“It is equally sad, but not unexpected, that Saraki, who is politically drowning, would make such libellous comments against the national chairman of the APC.
“And I challenge Saraki to mention one name of an aspirant that gave money to the National Chairman or we file a legal action against him.
“Whereas, the basis on which he made those comments was tenuous and unjustifiable, it is on record that Saraki has been in the eye of investigations by the EFCC and the ICPC for sundry cases of corruption.
“That is the same man that has taken it upon himself to question Comrade Oshiomhole’s credibility.
“We challenge him to mention one person who has claimed that he gave money to Oshiomhole to influence him and the decision of the party’s national working committee (NWC) in the just-concluded primary elections.
“We insist that Saraki with his kind of politics is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy.”
ElombahNews had, on Wednesday, reported that Saraki declared that the embattled APC chairman has no moral ground to continue to remain in politics.
The national leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) described a statement credited to Oshiomhole, asking him to resign his position as the Senate President on moral ground, as a joke.
Speaking with journalists in Ilorin on the sidelines of the sixth remembrance prayer for his late father, Dr Olusola Saraki, the Senate President said that Oshiomole has no locus standi to talk about morality in today’s Nigeria’s politics.