The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic (PDP) in Kwara State are at dagger’s drawn over a purported plot to unseat Senate President Bukola Saraki.
The spokesman for the APC, Sulyman Buhari, said in a statement that the party was confident that the renewed plot against the Senate President will crash, just as previous ones were defeated.
He said: “Few days ago, some aggrieved party leaders took their desperation a notch higher, by co-opting, inducing and bribing a factional leadership of the PDP to malign the personality of the Senate President. We are aware the ultimate motive of the plot is to unlawfully remove Senator Saraki from office.
“The people of Kwara State are watching the activities of the Prince Sunday Fagbemi-led faction closely. This is a faction that is still struggling and battling for legitimacy. We warn that they back out from the plot against the Senate President or face serious uprising from the people.”
The party declared that it was battle-ready to defend its leader, Senator Saraki, against unwarranted attacks from his political adversaries.
But, the PDP said it is not a party to any plot to remove the Senate President from office. It also denied that its chairman, Prince Sunday Fagbemi, has any hand in the purported plans to unseat Saraki.
Fagbemi said the crisis between the National Assembly and the Presidency is purely an APC affair, which has nothing to do with the PDP.
He said the Kwara PDP has no connection whatsoever with any leader of the APC, either at the state or national level.
He said: “As a party which has the interest of the people at heart, our major pre-occupation now is the preparation towards the forthcoming local government election.”
“We have put in place necessary machineries to ensure that our party emerges victorious, not only in the council poll but also in the 2019 general elections.”