The Oasis Reporters
June 21, 2020
In reaction to the defection of Governor Godwin Obaseki to the Peoples Democratic Party and the suspension of the chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, former Senate president, Bukola Saraki who welcomed Obaseki to the PDP, said he ignored Oshiomhole’s verbal attacks because he knew “a day would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market”.
The former governor of Kwara state averred that the man who was garrulous in proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his waterloo.
He said in a statement released on Friday June 19;
“I also thank Obaseki’s colleagues, the PDP Governors, for their role and for ensuring that while bringing him into the party, they carried along the local chapter and refrain from just unilaterally taking decisions without the input of the leaders of the party in Edo State.
“The process our Governors adopted in working with the local chapter to bring in the Governor is a better approach than the system in many of the other parties where the National Working Committee (NWC) would simply just give him a membership card.
“That is why my appeal will, at this point, go to all of us, the leaders and stakeholders, who gave assurances that agreement will be honoured, we need to ensure that the NWC of our party plays its own supervisory role by making sure that those agreements entered into by the Governor and the local chapter should be kept, particularly since I am very sure they are all lawful and in the interest of peace and development of the state. That is the only way to keep our integrity intact.
“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”.
It will be recalled that Bukola Saraki at a time defected from the PDP with some prominent N-PDP members to the APC and were warmly welcomed. Damage was caused to the PDP and then President Jonathan lost the election.
When some prominent core APC members felt that they had outlived their usefulness, tried to fling them out. They went back to their original home, the PDP.
Consequently there would be no love lost between Saraki and Oshiomole.