The Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Kwara State Chapter, Iyiola Oyedepo has alleged that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki is desperate to return to his former party where he served as a governor for eight years.
Oyedepo while speaking with some party leaders from the 16 local government areas of the state in Ilorin, the state capital on Monday said the All Progressives Congress, APC, was out to render Saraki “politically naked.”
He said, “The senate president is about to be made naked by the APC. APC is in disarray and he is about to be made politically naked.
“He is looking for a shelter in case the broom sweeps him away; is this the time to allow him to take refuge under the umbrella? The mistake of 2003 must not be allowed to repeat itself in 2016.”
Saraki spent two terms as governor under the platform of the PDP, and was elected to the national assembly on the same platform, but defected to the APC in 2014.
Oyedepo noted that PDP lost the 2015 governorship election in the state because candidates and party leaders never did things right.
“All the candidates of the party ran their elections the way they wanted with very scanty reference to the party executives at all levels.
“We did not handle campaign funds of the candidates and we were not involved in the logistical operations of the campaign.
“Where did we go wrong on the issue of our failure in the elections? After the primaries, some aspirants walked away, some betrayed the party’s candidates by working for our main opposition.
“Let anybody name any member of this executive that did just that. Even those that embezzled campaign or election funds are the loudest about dissolution of the executive.
“We have put together the state executive that was then divided by individual commitment to aspirants; the executive is now properly united and focused,” he said.