The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Kwara State, has said that the scathing attacks and vituperation directed at Senate President, Bukola Saraki, by All Progressives Congress, APC, Leaders, during their Presidential rally in Ilorin, on Monday, will not dissuade Kwarans from supporting Saraki and his party.
The party stated this on Monday night, in reaction to the insulting statements made against Saraki, by the former Governor of Lagos State and National Leader of the APC, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Chairman of the APC, Adams Oshiomhole, and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.
In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Tunde Ashaolu, the party noted that rather than telling the people what their party had done in the last three years, the APC Leaders resorted to attacking and insulting the Senate President.
“All through their campaign today, all they could do was to cast aspersion on the person of Bukola Saraki. Most comments at the rally were nothing but verbal attacks, invectives, character assassination, and subterfuge.
“We are however, not surprised by the rantings of all the APC Leaders, particularly that of Tinubu, who has always been embittered by the rising political profile of the Senate President. He is always disturbed and frustrated at the mere mention of the name, Saraki.
“Also of note was the inability of the Factional Governorship Candidate of the party, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, to make any convincing statement at the rally. He was blank, inexpressive, and could not articulate any practicable policy direction, or clear-cut programme or solutions to the challenges facing Kwara.
“Abdulrahman’s drab speech at the rally clearly revealed his emptiness and lack of understanding of real issues facing Kwara. He certainly cannot provide the needed Leadership to drive growth, economic development, and prosperity, for Kwarans.
“The APC and its Leaders should note that no amount of propaganda and subterfuge can detract the love and support of the good people of Kwara, for Dr. Bukola Saraki and the PDP.
“Kwarans are ready to deliver their votes for all Candidates of our party, in the coming elections. They have seen through the propaganda and deceptions of the APC, and cannot be beguiled to voting the party. Kwara is PDP and PDP is Kwara.”