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Oyegun Replies Saraki’s Ally, Baraje: Your Comment Unfortunate


The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Sunday described the comments by Alhaji Kawu Baraje, an ally of the embattled President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as unfortunate.
Baraje had on Sunday in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, ‎described the party’s performance since taking office close to one year ago as unimpressive.
He also warned the party against repeating the mistakes made by the Peoples Democratic Party, which led to its electoral defeat in 2015.‎
But in a swift reaction, Odigie-Oyegun said Baraje was only playing to the gallery and he is at liberty to keep on gloating.
He said: “We are working on a solution in the medium to short term; yes, we can make the fuel queues disappear but we don’t want the problem to re-occur and to do that, you have to work out a solution that will be long lasting.
“If people want to play to the gallery they are at liberty to; they know why they are doing what they are doing.”‎
Baraje had said: “I belong to the group that is not very satisfied with the performance of the party; not only because the Senate President is having a very serious political issue, but because there are other cases and instances where we are not happy with the performance of our party.
“I am not a prophet of doom, neither am I a political prostitute. Are you happy going to queue up for up to two to three hours? Are you happy that electricity is not functioning well and people sleep in darkness?
“What we are saying is that majority of Nigerians are not happy and we need to make them happy. Most Nigerians are suffering and we need to make our impact felt by addressing the suffering of the masses.”
Baraje’s comment is seen as many as a fallout of the ongoing trial of Saraki by the Code of Conduct Tribunal over alleged false assets declaration without the party or Buhari intervening.
Baraje was part of the people who defected from Peoples Democratic Party to the APC.


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