In a swift reaction to Senate President, Bukola Saraki’s statement questioning President Buhari’s capacity to lead Nigeria, the presidency stated that the Kwara State born politician could have done better with his choice of language stressing that his comments were crude and derogatory.
In a statement released by Buhari’s Special Assistant, Garba Shehu, the president called on his supporters to exercise restraint when reacting to Saraki’s comment insisting that the Senator was only in PDP to run for the office of president of Nigeria insisting that Saraki is a desperate and dangerous man who will go to any length to achieve his aim.
The statement reads:
“The Presidency wishes to react to the crude speeches hitting the news from Senator Bukola Saraki, who recently joined the PDP with the sole ambition of running as the president of Nigeria.
“In response to the condemnable and extremely derogatory speeches by the PDP aspirant, we urge all Buhari supporters to display restraint in language and conduct and to always put across their points of view in a decent language.
“Throughout his political career, Senator Saraki has shown that he is a very dangerous person who can go any length to promote his personal interests.
“The language of his campaign is such that cannot be used against a domestic help.
“Does he just know that the President lacked vision? This is someone that the Senator had worked with very closely for more than three years.
“Amazingly, he never said all that he is now saying against him. Rather, his words for and on the President were always respectful and reassuring.
“That’s the man he called ‘My Father,” about him “there is no cause for alarm…a President who is healthy, witty and himself.’ What then changed, all of a sudden?
“Is he saying these blatantly false and crude things against the President because he is running for the same office? Could it be that he is targeting President Buhari because the party he just joined does not have any real issues to highlight?”