Former Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Friday took a swipe at the embattled national chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, while reacting to the defection of the Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party.
Saraki in a statement released in Abuja, said Oshiomhole has been boasting of retiring other politician with his autocratic credentials, adding that the embattled chairman a posing as a democrat.
“At this point, it will be odd if I fail to comment on the situation that led to the change of party by Governor Obaseki. While I have kept my cool and ignored all the verbal attacks directed at me by the suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Adams Oshiomhole, I have always known that a day like this would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.
“The truth is always constant and no matter how far falsehood travels, the truth will catch up with it one day. Oshiomhole can fool people for a long time but he cannot fool the people all the time. What is happening to him now is a moment of truth. This same man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his Waterloo.
“He has continued to use his mouth to divide his party and I believe there is a lesson for all politicians to learn from the fate of the suspended APC chairman. No autocrat can successfully pretend to be a Democrat. The true character of a man will come out one day”, he said.
Saraki further stated that all lovers of democracy should be interested in the emergence of a healthy and strong party system and organisation which would provide viable platforms for people to aspire and provide quality leadership to the country.
Senator Saraki who commended the efforts of all parties to the deal that facilitated the defection of the Edo State Governor Obaseki into the party congratulated Obaseki for the decision he said was a good step in the right direction.
The former Governor of Kwara state noted that the bigger commendation and appreciation should go to the leaders of the Edo State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) at the various levels for the sense of sacrifice, patriotism and devotion to the progress of the party demonstrated by them in the process of welcoming Obaseki into its fold.