Buhari Begs Saraki to return to APC

The Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), a fragment group in the ruling APC, said they would refuse the overtures being made by the presidency and other APC key stakeholders to its leaders, more especially Senate President Bukola Saraki.
Prince Kassim Afegbua, its National Publicity Secretary, in a statement said they were laughing at the fact that those who bragged that they won’t lose sleep over R-APC were going about every night trying to reconcile with R-APC leaders.

He said that act of double-standard by leaders of the APC was what gave rise to the R-APC few weeks ago.

Speaking further, R-APC said it was surprised seeing President Muhammadu Buhari holding meetings with Saraki after his court victory.
He expressed amazement at the fact that the president who had earlier said he won’t hold any meeting with PDP leaders was now holding series of meetings with Saraki and others.
Part of the statement reads: “We, members of the R-APC, find it very amusing that those who boasted that they won’t lose sleep over our altruistic action, have been hopping from door to door pleading with our members not to leave by dangling juicy carrots and promising them heaven and earth.
“Such level of double standard is the reason why the R-APC was birthed in the first place because the leadership is not one that keeps promises and it’s the reason why no one should take the APC serious.
“It is interesting to suddenly see Mr. President holding meetings with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, reportedly promising mouth-watering offers; the same leader who was ridiculed, scandalised, demonised, criminalised and called all sorts of names by agents of the presidency just to give the Senate president a bad name in order to hang him.
“As soon as the Supreme Court gave a resounding verdict on the trumped up and frivolous charges against the Senate president, Mr. President suddenly felt a need to praise the judiciary for standing on its own. Power as they truly say, must be a crazy aphrodisiac.
“Never a time has the number 3 citizen of Nigeria been so dehumanised, criminalised and disgraced in such whimsical manner while all the present reconciliators kept conspiratorial silence, waiting for the sledge hammer to fall on the Senate president.
“They tried all tricks, mounted all manner of pressures, raised all dubious allegations, just to nail the Senate president.
“They were short of calling him a promoter of armed robbery; they linked his name to the Offa robbery and improvised all bills to rubbish the institution of the legislature. They stripped him naked in the marketplace and now desperately trying to bath him with ornaments in the inner fortress of Aso Rock.
“Those who said they won’t lose sleep over the R-APC, have become sleepless in the last two weeks. Does anyone need to be reminded that caveat emptor should be the operative words?
“We enjoin all our members to remain steadfast and resolute in defending their rights and taking the appropriate action in defence of democracy.
 “Those who prevented some persons from visiting their states in the name of politics have suddenly realised that they need the services and support of those persons.