Bukola Saraki has dropped the biggest hint that his departure from the ruling All Progressives’ Congress (APC) is imminent as speculations continue to grow about his political future.
With the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, summoning Saraki for the second time to answer questions on his alleged links to the Offa robbery incident that led to the death of 33 people, the Senate President has dropped the biggest hint that he’s close to leaving the ruling party.
In response to the new summon, Saraki accused the IGP of being a tool in a political game orchestrated by the “party in power to suppress perceived opponents”. He said the invitation is a clear ploy to stop the defection of certain members of the National Assembly from the ruling party.
“I have been reliably informed that the police invitation was planned by the IG as a ploy to stop an alleged plan by some Senators and House of Representatives members from defecting from the All Progressives Congress (APC). It was also said that if I was detained between Tuesday and Wednesday, that will abort the so-called defection plan,” he said.
While maintaining his innocence on his alleged involvement with the robbery whose investigation he alleged has been “corrupted and politicised” by the police, the Senate President said its intent to stop him and his colleagues from leaving the party will fail.
“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,” he noted, with a hint that suggests he’s getting ever closer to the exit door.
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