The Nigerian presidency on Thursday accused the Nigerian senate president and presidential hopeful under the aegis of People’s Democratic Party, Bukola Saraki, as a ‘very dangerous person’.
“Throughout his political career, Sen. Saraki has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests,” Garba Shehu, the Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement.
Shehu also urged all groups and supporters of President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore the derogatory speeches hitting the news and credited to the presidential hopeful.
Saraki, the Senate president who only defected from the APC to the PDP few months ago has several times after his defection faulted the Buhari-APC led administration.
“In response to the condemnable and extremely derogatory speeches by the PDP aspirant, we urge all Buhari supporters to display restraint in language and conduct and to always put across their points of view in a decent language,” Shehu said.
Shehu further noted that Saraki could be saying “blatantly false and crude things against the President because he is gunning for the same office”.
“Be that as it may, our appeal to our supporters is to ignore Saraki and any such politicians bent on lowering the quality of political discourse. Let them drown in their own waters.”
The latest of Saraki’s attack to the APC led federal government was on Thursday when he said that the leadership of the APC led by Buhari does not have the vision, capacity and the patience to lead Nigeria to the promised land.
“Where we are now, we have a leadership that has no vision for us. We must bring visionary leadership to the presidential level so we can move this country forward,” the former Kwara Governor said in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.