The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been challenged by a party spokesperson to declare where he belongs in the current realignments going on in the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The deputy national publicity secretary of the APC, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement on Sunday. He accused Mr Saraki of playing the role of a double agent in APC.
Mr Nabena made this call with reference to the fact that Mr Saraki’s aides and close allies like Abubakar Baraje; his Chief of Staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed; and others have left the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
This statement is coming a few days after Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nasarawa West Senatorial District, and former governor of Nasarawa state also accused Mr Saraki of being behind R-APC.
“Saraki must declare now where he belongs, whether he is for APC or other political interests. He cannot serve God and mammon. He cannot play hide-and-seek. He cannot hide behind his fingers,” Mr Nabena said.
“Saraki has never hidden his sympathy for those who have launched a vicious attack on the APC, a party that gave both him and the nascent mudslingers the platform on which they ply their political careers.
“The APC is not averse to dissenting positions. But we reject deceit in every shade or form.
“We are also not unaware of the fact that Saraki is the brawn and the brains of the so-called Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC).
Mr Nabena said the senate president’s current activities are a betrayal of his position at the last national convention of APC, where he urged the new leadership of the party to carry everyone along in the effort to improve the party and enhance its chances ahead of the impending political contests in the country.
“It is clear that Saraki has not learnt any lessons from his initial betrayal of APC in 2015, when he traded off the party’s right to produce the deputy senate president for his selfish ambition of becoming the senate president.”