The national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, has threatened to drag Senate President Bukola Saraki to court if the latter fails to provide evidence that he (Oshiomhole) induced members of his party during the primary elections.
The APC chairman further described Saraki’s kind of politics as pathetic and irresponsible.
LEADERSHIP recalls that the Senate president had, in a statement on Wednesday, called on the APC national chairman to resign his position, saying Oshiomhole has lost the moral ground to remain in politics.
But in a statement signed by his chief press secretary, Simon Ebegbulem, the APC chairman described Saraki as “a usurper of and pretender to the position of Senate president” who has no moral ground to call for the resignation of the national chairman.
He said: &“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 prebendal politics is nothing but a monumental disgrace to the nation’s democracy.”