The All Progressives Congress, APC, has again mocked the presidential aspiration of Senate President, Bukola Saraki as a huge joke.
The acting National Publicity Secretary of the party, Yekini Nabena, said this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.
The ruling party said it was the right of every Nigerian citizen to aspire to be President of the country, but it was concerned about issues of integrity, competence and capability to preside over the affairs of the country.
The statement claimed that Saraki’s two-term tenure as governor of Kwara State was evidence enough to show the stuff he was made of.
It read in part, “By virtue of Saraki’s antecedents, he is an abysmal failure and is totally incompetent to offer himself as a candidate for the leadership of Nigeria.
“Saraki was a two-term Governor of Kwara State and Senate President in the last three years. What were his performance records in these two assignments? As Kwara State Governor, was his Shonga Agricultural Programme not a white elephant project in which hundreds of millions of state funds was sunk into?
“The infrastructure, particularly roads network in Kwara State in which the present administration remains under his tight grip and political machinations long after leaving office, remains deplorable while state resources is mismanaged through corrupt enrichment.”
However, Saraki in a swift reaction on Wednesday through a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, said that he did not have a credibility problem as alleged by the APC.
“The Senate President will not be distracted by the antics of an upstart who lives in Abuja but waits to sign press statements composed for him from Lagos. When his masters show their face, we will debate all the issues they have raised and the ones they may wish to even concoct,” Olaniyonu said.