APC to Saraki, Ekweremadu: you’re raising false alarm

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kwara State has described the alarm raised by Senate President Bukola Saraki and his deputy, Ike Ekweremadu, on alleged plans by the presidency to indict them, as “crying wolf where none exists.”

The duo three days ago alleged that the presidency wanted to use the report of investigation of the Department of State Services (DSS) operatives’ invasion of the National Assembly to indict them.

The state Chairman of APC Caretaker Committee, Bashir Bolarinwa, told reporters at the weekend in Ilorin from the sideline of Kwara Youth Leadership and Economic Summit, with the theme: ‘Making Kwara youth catalyst for economic, socio and political development’

that “in the first instance I don’t know how they got such report, when the report of the investigation has not been made public.

“Their alarm raises some kind of suspicion. It shows they are likely to have had a hand in the invasion saga. If the executive arm of government has decided to sack the director-general of the DSS because of the incident, it is even enough to absolve the government.

“For anybody to think otherwise and says he is going to be indicted is like crying wolf where there is none.

If they say APC senators wanted to impeach them and that was what led to the siege to the National Assembly, but that day on the floor of the assembly you hardly could count the number of APC senators.

“It is clear that the whole thing was stage managed. It appears they have a skeleton in their cupboard.”

Reacting to one of the panelists’ caustic diatribe on the president’s performance, the former House of Representatives member urged Nigerians not to judge President Muhammadu Buhari’s three years in office with his performance.

“It will not be fair for Nigerians to judge President Buhari based on the three years he has spent. It is easy to destroy than to repair,” he added.

On the alleged poverty in the state, he said that “governments in state, being in the control of one man, have deliberately impoverished the people of the state so that we can continue to look up to them.”

Aligning with the APC chair, a governorship aspirant, Alhaji Lukeman Mustapha, promised to support youths for their emancipation.

Said he: “I join the over 50 per cent Kwara youths today to stake claim for political and economic emancipation with a new spirit of rebirth. The system might have failed us and the social order might have boxed us to the disadvantaged corner, but when a long-time legacy fails a society, there is need for rebirth with ideas and innovations for development.”