The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State, on Wednesday frowned upon the position of the National Chairman of the party, Chief John Oyegun, on the trial of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT).
The in a statement signed by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari, it said that Oyegun’s stance was “unfortunate that when Mr. Oyegun had an opportunity to speak for the APC, he chose to speak for a cabal”.
The statement read in part:
“Having waited endlessly for Mr. Chairman to deny comments credited to him that our party was ready to sacrifice Dr. Saraki and his office, it is necessary to make the under-listed observations and declarations.
“To be mild, the outburst of Mr. Chairman is unfortunate, shocking and regrettable. If anyone is still in doubt about the propriety of our expressed opinion, that the travails of the Senate President was orchestrated by some forces within the APC, recent outbursts by Mr. Chairman have cleared such doubts.
“When Mr. Chairman is expected to stand forthright and firm to protest against the political persecution of his party member and leader of a critical arm of government, he portrays the image of an uncaring leader.
”Obviously, those reckless outbursts were either Mr. Chairman’s personal views or the agenda of the cabal he belongs. However, irrespective of what he says, Mr. Chairman and his cabal cannot play
God on the fate of the Senate President.
Even though, it is needless to remind Mr. Chairman the unquantifiable contributions of the Senate President in the transformation of the APC from an opposition party to a ruling party, it is shocking and beyond imagination that a party chairman who is supposed to be father to all party members could make such reckless and divisive comments.
”Therefore, we were right when we raised the alarm that desperate politicians had hijacked the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) “.
“We, hereby, restate our unconditional loyalty to the Senate President.
We are proud of the Senate President. We shall continue to stand by him. We shall continue to solidarise with him.