Coordinator of a pro-democracy group, Youth Arise for Good Governance (YAGG), Abdullahi Yahaya, has urged Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to leave the All Progressives Congress (APC) rather than remaining with a party that is already fractured and damaged.
In a statement signed yesterday, Yahaya said the first precautionary step for anyone who just survived a storm of such magnitude is to seek a fair haven, not staying in a house that has been severely damaged by storm.
â€œIf such house collapses, he dies and would be regarded as a fool who survives a storm but got killed by an avoidable disaster.
â€œThe APCâ€™s house is already shattered by a self-inflicted storm; the house is falling like a house of cards, now is the best time for Saraki and his allies to move forward to seek a fair haven.â€
The group added that it was also more worrisome that all the travails were inflicted on Saraki by the political party he largely contributed to its formation and played a major role in its coming to power by leading the N-PDP bloc out of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) which sent the PDP out of power in 2015.
â€œI think the best decision for the Senate President, after all these, is to dust his shoes and move forward to a better place where he would be better respected and appreciated.â€
â€œThe whole war against Saraki was a big embarrasment to the image of the country and the government in power, the APC. When the party is supposed to be working together to rebuildÂ Â and fulfil its campaign promises, its leaders were dissipating energy on a needless fight against the Senate President, like market women.
â€œNow the result of the fight is evident with the economy crumbling daily, security situation getting worse, and Nigeria sitting in shame as a country with extreme poverty.â€
â€œIf Saraki, who dared all odds, left certainty in the PDP for uncertainty in the APC, toiled, campaigned, planned, and was a major contributor and vociferous advocate for the coming to power of the APC, could be treated like a street urchin by the APC, and he decides to remain in the APC, he needs no prophet to tell him he has gotten a very sure recipe for his political funeral, the magnitude of which will leave him and his followers in an irrecoverable shockâ€.