From Olanrewaju Lawal, Ilorin
Kwara State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has warned President Goodluck Jonathan to beware of sycophants and political parasites who are abound in Kwara Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The party also dismissed the statement by the state PDP upbraiding Senator Bukola Saraki for insulting the Oresident in a congratulate message to Ekiti Governor-Elect, Ayo Fayose.
APC in a statement issued in Ilorin by its Publicity Secretary, Alhaji Sulyman Buhari,said, “Senator Bukola Saraki owes no one any apology over his remark that judging from the outcome of Ekiti election, what all politicians in Nigeria, irrespective of their political affiliation should take away is that, power resides in the people.
“It is rather unfortunate that a call to national duty and a charge to the President of the country and other leaders across board to be responsive to the wish of the people by Senator Bukola Saraki has now been referred to as an insult to the office of the President by the drowning Kwara state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). This is nothing but sycophancy at its best.
“How on earth would a right thinking group of people, and PDP as a political party for that matter, would engaged in outright lies, distortion of facts and media propaganda in the name of showing Mr. President that they are loyal to him, of course they are not. This is deceit of highest order and it is unimaginable.
“Let it be put on record and we hereby state that Senator Bukola Saraki owes no one any apology over his remark that judging from the outcome of Ekiti election, what all politicians in Nigeria, irrespective of their political affiliation should take away is that, power resides in the people and so it is. Being an incumbent governor or even the President of a nation does not guarantee that you can not be voted out of office if you are not in tune with the yearnings and wishes of your people who voted you into power. No more, no less.
“It is on this premise that we further advise Mr. President and give this warning that he should not be deceived by the so called PDP leaders in Kwara state who are claiming to the President that they are on ground at home when in fact, they are totally disconnected with the masses back home.
“The question should be asked, when last and how many of the self acclaimed PDP leaders in the state had visited their people to interact or respond to their needs in the last one month. None! Instead, Kwara PDP has metamorphosed into a media consultant for Mr. President and PDP who swims in propaganda tactics rather than to attend to the welfare of the people,” the party stated.