Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that his silence on the recent happenings in the People’s Democratic Party does not translate to him opposing the party’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar.
Saraki, in a series of tweets on his official Twitter account on Saturday evening, noted that he had been on his annual vacation, and had returned on Friday.
He said he headed straight to the celebration of the 35th year celebration of the creation of Akwa-Ibom State.
“I just returned from my annual vacation and went straight to Akwa Ibom to join the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the state’s creation.
” As I moved around the country in the past few days, I got the feeling that many people are concerned over my seeming silence on recent developments in our party, the PDP. My response is that there are times to speak and be heard and there are times when working silently behind the scene is more productive. This is such a time.
“PDP and Atiku Abubakar remain the best option for Nigerians in the 2023 polls!” Saraki, who is also a former governor of Kwara State, said.
PlatinumPost reports that the PDP has been engulfed in a serious crisis with the camp loyal to Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State threatening to work against the interest of the party in the 2023 presidential election unless Iyorchia Ayu resigns as national chef.
On Friday, the outspoken Wike condemned Saraki, Atiku and other top PDP leaders particularly from the North for working against re-election of former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2015, leading to the defeat of the party.