Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, for officially jumping ship from the APC to the PDP.
He lauded the Governor for his decision, saying that it was a step in the right direction.
Saraki also aimed a dig at embattled APC chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, saying that he knew that with the way Adams played his cards, he would someday meet his waterloo.
In the statement, which he presented through his media aide, Yusuph Olaniyonu, Saraki also commended the Edo State chapter of the PDP, for being patriotic and committed to the progress of the party.
“The process our Governors adopted in working with the local chapter to bring in the Governor is a better approach than the system in many of the other parties where the National Working Committee (NWC) would simply just give him a membership card.”
“That is why my appeal will, at this point, go to all of us, the leaders and stakeholders, who gave assurances that agreement will be honoured, we need to ensure that the NWC of our party plays its own supervisory role by making sure that those agreements entered into by the Governor and the local chapter should be kept, particularly since I am very sure they are all lawful and in the interest of peace and development of the state. That is the only way to keep our integrity intact.”
He said: “At this point, it will be odd if I fail to comment on the situation that led to the change of party by Governor Obaseki.”
“While I have kept my cool and ignored all the verbal attacks directed at me by the suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, I have always known that a day like this would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.”
“The truth is always constant and no matter how far falsehood travels, the truth will catch up with it one day. Oshiomhole can fool people for a long time but he cannot fool the people all the time. What is happening to him now is a moment of truth.”
“This same man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his Waterloo. He has continued to use his mouth to divide his party and I believe there is a lesson for all politicians to learn from the fate of the suspended APC chairman. No autocrat can successfully pretend to be a Democrat. The true character of a man will come out one day”, he said.