Senate President Bukola Saraki has affirmed that his “body and soul” live in the All Progressives Congress (APC), as against speculations that he was an undecided member of the party.
Saraki made this known while speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) forum in Abuja.
The former Kwara State Governor blamed the speculation on the inactivity of the APC, saying the party’s leadership “has failed to focus it properly”.
He further said if there had been meetings in the party, his detractors would have seen how actively involved he was in the party “and will not have any room to spread such lies”.
“I think there is no APC member that will tell you he is happy with the state of affairs of the party; there is a lot of work that we need to do,” he said.
“The party that hasn’t met for a long time, it’s beyond comprehension and I think that we should all quickly put that in order and start to get NEC, caucus and others going. We need to start early to get the drive in the party back.
“Luckily, in spite of the lack of meetings here and there, if you go round the 36 states, it is in just few states, not many states, where you may see internal crisis.”
“They are just using that to do a propaganda for PDP. Where are they seeing that I am not in the party in spirit? Where is the spirit they are judging from, where are they seeing the spirit”.
On the allegation that his emergence as senate president was an affront to the party, Saraki said he had kept the wishes of the party, including zoning of senate president’s position.
He said: “It was after that the party started to do different things, shifting its position.
“The point I’m making is that that’s over two years ago; two years now, is that the reason why the party cannot hold meetings? My own point is that the executive of the party just needs to wake up and start managing the party.”