Senate president , Bukola Saraki, today thursday 21th said he is still an integral member and remained committed to the ideals and agenda of the All Progressives Congress.
Mr. Saraki’s assurances was in reaction to media reports that he had abandoned his party for the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP which he dumped for the APC in 2014.
The speculation followed Mr. Saraki’s appearance at the PDP Senate’s caucus meeting on Wednesday.
In a statement signed by his Special Assistant on Social Media, Bamikole Omishore, Mr. Saraki said he was not prepared to leave a party he “helped midwife and worked for its victory in the 2015 elections”.
Mr. Omishore said Mr. Saraki attended the PDP event in “his official capacity as Senate President and chairman, National Assembly”.
“He attended the end of session event of the PDP caucus yesterday evening and spent only 30 minutes before leaving the members to continue with the event.
“The Senate President would like to assure every Nigerian that he is committed to the APC-led government and appreciates the confidence reposed in him and the APC during the 2015 General Elections,” Mr. Omishore said.
The senate president later confirmed his support for the APC but tweeting his commitment on his official twitter handle.
He Later posted a picture of him signing the ‘Discrimination Against Persons With Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill’ into law.
Today, I had the pleasure of signing the Senate’s version of the ‘Discrimination against Persons with Disabilities (Prohibition) Bill’ immediately after my meeting with the Persons Living with Disabilities (PLWD) from the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) and the Niger Delta region.
This version of the Bill will now be forwarded on to the House of Representatives.
It is my hope that this Bill will receive swift passage and assent in order to protect the rights of people living with disabilities in Nigeria. -ABS