Senate President Bukola Saraki said he would not join issues with Senator Bola Tinubu over accusations that He (Bukola Saraki) is still aligned with PDP. Senator Bukola Saraki reiterated that he remained a committed member of the APC.
Noting that there had been no communication or meeting whatsoever with Tinubu since he was elected Senate president, Saraki, in a statement issued by his media aide, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, stated: “Therefore, I do not see any basis for a newspaper to report that we are both plotting to oppose the president.”
He said that he recognised the former Lagos governor as one of the leaders of the APC who contributed considerably to the victory of the party in the last election, but so did others.
“I recognize 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 country for an opposition party to win the general election.
“Let me state clearly that I remain a committed member of the APC and will do all in my power to ensure the party fulfill its promises to bring positive changes into the country.
“Since my election as Senate president, my focus and efforts have 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.
“As I said in my speech when we resumed from our recess late September and in Ikenne yesterday, 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. The screening will be devoid of sentiment and it is not an opportunity for anybody to settle scores. We are equally eager for us to make a positive difference in our polity and Nigerians will be able to judge us whether we acted in their best interest or not,” he said.