4 Quotes From Saraki’s Statement That Point At Defection
The clock is ticking and the entire polity is heating up, approaching climax and INEC says it is 206 days to the grand finale - General Elections.
Many Nigerians woke up on Tuesday startled about the turn of the events. The number three man in Nigeria is raising dust and it is blowing across the ruling All Progressives Congress.
Some Nigerians who do not have interest in politics are enjoying the entertainment that this brings while those in politics are already doing some calculations, plotting to outsmart the other party.
Many others have also expected it and they are happy they could predict the future - Vision 2019. Are they false prophets?
Is the defection plan permeating the atmosphere coming or not?
A few things in the statement by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is now trending on social networks, bare it all.
There are four quotes from that statement that paint a clear picture of what the next few days, weeks or months hold.
He Has His Eyes On 2019
“While I continue to maintain that the issue of my position on the 2019 elections is not a personal decision for me alone to make, it should be noted that all these concoctions and evil plots cannot deter me."
Official Defections May Happen This Week
“It was also said that if I was detained between Tuesday and Wednesday, that will abort the so-called defection plan.”
Left APC In His Mind
“They (the police) have turned it (investigation into the Offa robbery incident) into an instrument for the party in power to suppress perceived opponents, witch hunt issue for blackmailing people from freely choosing which platform on which they want to pursue their ambitions and a matter for harassing the people whose exit from APC would harm the chances of the party in the forthcoming elections.” He used to say our party, but all that has changed now.
Not Willing To Stay
“This plot aimed at compelling me and my associates to stay in a party where members are criminalised without just cause, where injustice is perpetrated at the highest level and where there is no respect for constitutionalism is an exercise in futility and it will fail.”
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