The All Progressives Congress has kept mum over allegations of political witch-hunting by Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Saraki, in an article published in a national daily on Saturday,had attributed his trial by the Code of Conduct Tribunal to political persecution for advising the party against fielding a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the run-up to the 2015 presidential elections.
The article reads in part,”My concern was that it would not be politically smart for us to run with a Muslim-Muslim ticket. I doubt if we would have won the election if we had done this, especially after the PDP had successfully framed us as a Muslim party. This was my original sin.”
Attempts to get comments from the National Chairman APC, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun were futile as of 8:54pm.
Repeated calls to his mobile phone were neither picked nor returned. A total of nine calls were made to the APC chairman, the first being at 3:38pm and the last at 8:53 pm. A response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited when this report was filed.
Similar calls made to the party’s National Secretary, Mai Mala Buni, indicated that it was switched off. A response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited as of 9:02pm
Calls also made to the party’s Deputy National Publicity Secretary, Mr. Timi Frank, were neither picked nor returned and he did not respond to a text message sent to him.
When contacted, the zonal Publicity Secretary of the APC (South East), Osita Okechukwu, said, “No comment.”
Also, the party’s Deputy National Vice Chairman (South), Segun Oni, neither picked nor returned calls to his line. A response to a text message sent to him was still being awaited as of 9:26pm.