Saraki, Oshiomhole Reunite At Jonathan’s Book Launch
They may be sworn political enemies but Bukola Saraki, Senate President and Adams Oshiomhole, the embattled National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) set aside their differences for a rare moment of camaraderie.
It happened when they met at former President, Goodluck Jonathan’s book launch on Tuesday.
Saraki and Oshiomhole have been at daggers drawn since the former crossed from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The two have exchanged a few unpalatable words in the media, with Oshiomhole insisting that Saraki must quit the office, but Saraki maintaining he will remain in office unless two-thirds majority of the Senate decide otherwise.
Saraki also said Oshiomole has no moral right to remain in politics following allegations of kickbacks in dollars reportedly levelled against him by APC supporters.
“Oshiomole is somebody, who has been told to have been collecting not even naira but dollars from candidates and he is being accused by his party’s aspirants and Governors.
‘I don’t think he has any moral ground, even to continue to be in politics not to talk about being a Chairman of a party.
Oshiomhole in his response asked the Senate President to prove his allegations of graft against him or risk facing legal action.
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Only on Monday, after his party’s victory at the weekends House of Representatives by-election in Kwara State, as well as in Bauchi and Katsina states, Oshiomhole expressed ‘excitement’ with the “humiliating defeat that Sen. Bukola Saraki suffered in the hands of Kwara people”.
“What the people of Kwara have done to him is that they are going to politically bury him come February next year and he has seen the first warning,” he added.
However, when Jonathan launched ‘My Transition Hours’ as part of his 61st birthday celebrations, both men exchanged a warm handshake and posed for photos to the admiration of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, and other dignitaries.