Senate President, Bukola Saraki, yesterday reaffirms his commitment to support the Presidency and the All Progressive Congress, APC, particularly in delivering the promises by the party to bring positive changes to Nigerians.
Speaking through his Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate President dissociated himself from the purported newspaper publication, allegedly sponsored by one of the leaders of APC, Ahmed Bola Tinubu that his loyalty is still to the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, and not APC, a platform through which he won election and became the Senate President.
He said: “Let me state clearly that I remain a committed member of the APC and will do all in my power to ensure the party fulfil its promises to bring positive changes into the country.
“Since my election as Senate President, my focus and efforts has been devoted to doing the job that I was elected to do by my constituents and my colleagues in the Senate. Twice, my colleagues have confirmed their support for me as the ‘primus inter pares’ in the Senate.
However, the Senator Bukola Saraki, who is the Chairman of the Senate, announced that, on no occasion has he spoken with Tinubu since his emergence as the Senate President, against the will of the party leaders.
“I know that most Nigerians are aware that there has been no meeting or communication between me and Asiwaju Tinubu since I was elected Senate President. Therefore, I do not see any basis for a newspaper to report that we are both plotting to oppose the President.
“I recognise Tinubu as one of the leaders of the APC who contributed so much to the victory of the party in the last election. Some other people also contributed and I believe the collective efforts made it possible for the first time in the history of our party for an opposition party to win the general elections.
Regarding today’s screening of ministerial nominees, the Senate President said, “As I said in my speech when we resumed from our recess late September and in Ikenne few days ago, the screening of ministerial nominees will be handled by me and my colleagues with all sense of responsibility and in adherence to the provision of the constitution. We will be fair to all and be guided by the interest of Nigeria.” He said
He promised that the screening exercise will be devoid of sentiment and will not an opportunity for anybody to settle scores.

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