Oshiomhole threatens to sue Bukola Saraki
- Says he has no moral ground to call for his resignation
The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole has threatened to sue the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki if he failed to disclose the aspirants he received money from.
Bukola had alleged that the former governor of Edo State had allegedly received monies from some aspirants in the party to influence the decisions of the National Working Committee (NWC) in the nationwide primaries.
As a result, The Senate President said Oshiomhole has no moral ground to remain as the National Chairman of the party, urging him to resign.
But in a swift response from the former Governor through his Chief Press Secretary Simon Ebeghelem described the Senate President’s statement pathetic, irresponsible, unwarranted and petty politics.
Oshiomhole said Saraki is a usurper and a pretender who does not have a moral ground to call for his resignation as the National Chairman of the party.
The APC Chairman threatened to sue Saraki if he does not mention any aspirant who allegedly gave him money to influence the result of the primaries.
“It is sad that Saraki, who just woke up from slumber occasioned by his crushing defeat at the Port Harcourt presidential primary 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 libelous 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 in the just-concluded primary elections.
‘We insist that Saraki with his kind of prebendal politics is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy.”