The President of the Senate Dr Abubakar Bukla Saraki has responded to reports credited to the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu claiming that he (Saraki) and some other left the party because they could not actualise their selfish personal interests.
In a statement personally signed by Saraki and made available to newsmen in Abuja and posted on his Facebook page and twitter handle, Saraki said that he would have refrained from joining issues with Tinubu but was compelled by the urge to set the record straight.
Saraki said that he respected Tinubu a lot but must make clear his decision to leave the APC, hence his response to Tinubu.
According to the Chairman of the National Assembly, he had frequently complained about how the National Assembly was not being carried along and treated with contempt on matters that would still need the approval of the law making body.
Saraki reminded the APC National Leader that he made it clear that the decision was ‘imposed on me by certain elements and forces within the APC who have ensured that the minimum conditions for peace, cooperation, inclusion and a general sense of belonging did not exist’.
He accused Tinubu of having not forgiven him for being part of the APC leaders that foisted a Muslim-Muslim ticket that was proposed in 2014.(NAN)