The All Progressives Congress (APC) has blasted the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Nigeria Senate for investigating the outcome of the just concluded House of Representatives Kwara State by-election.
In a statement released by the party’s publicity secretary, Lanre Issa-Onilu, and obtained by AceGist, APC questioned the Nigeria Senate of when it becomes an election tribunal that investigates election outcome.
The press statement which was titled, Kwara By-Election: Is Nigeria Senate Now An Election Tribunal? Also advised the PDP to start getting use to losing elections.
Read full statement below:
The decision by Senate to “investigate” circumstances leading to PDP loss in Kwara House of Representatives by-election must be seen for what it is – an abuse of NASS powers to pursue selfish political ends.
While APC condemns this curious Senate investigation of the by-election which took place in the home state of Senate President Bukola Saraki, we find it curious that other by-elections conducted in Katsina & Bauchi have not received similar attention from Senate.
It is clear that the sweet victory by the APC House of Representatives candidate, Alhaji Raheem Olawuyi-Ajuloopin, in the by-election has hit the overrated federal lawmakers from Kwara State badly.
PDP is not pretending to learn lessons from its past anti-democratic practices. The usurpers occupying the Senate leadership seat have no altruistic intentions other than to manipulate state institutions to pursue personal interests & massage battered ego.
When has it become the responsibility of the legislative arm of government to constitute itself into an election tribunal?
PDP should understand that Kwara has seen enough impunity & misrule by self-serving PDP leaders. Turning the senate into an electoral tribunal only shows that PDP has not changed from its odious practice of compromising the system to promote illusionary ambitions.
We can only advise the leaders of PDP in Kwara & elsewhere in the country to get used to losing elections. The electorate have tasted the benefits of good governance under President Muhammadu Buhari-led APC government & won’t go back to the PDP’s 16 years misrule.
Elections have been won and lost. A new and progressive Kwara Government beckons. Through their votes, the Kwara electorate have spoken clearly on the new political direction in the State.
Kwara State has suffered enough of the selfish machinations of a self-appointed leader. The will and wishes of the good people of the state must prevail now, in the 2019 Elections and beyond.
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