Sunday, June 24, 2018 7:56 pm
Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday said he is not ready to talk about his position in the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), but that, “time will tell what happens.”
The Nation reports that the Senate President made the declaration at a farewell dinner for delegates of the International Press Institute (IPI) World Congress which he hosted in Abuja while responding to a comment by the Chairman, Daily Trust Newspapers, Kabiru Yusuf.
Yusuf had praised the Senate President for going to Saudi Arabia to perform the Lesser Hajj, to Russia where he addressed the Russian parliament and for his attendance of the APC convention “a party to which he belongs but which increasingly does not belong to him.”
Saraki appeared to have been taken aback by the remark that he “belongs to APC but increasingly the party does not belong to him.”
But the Senate President, who according to the nation, seemed jolted by the remark of the Chairman of Daily Trust in his reply said, “Kabiru made a comment and said that he welcomes me as a member of the party and further said he is not sure if the party welcomes me as much as I welcome them.
“I am not going to comment on that because I will be here all night commenting on that. I won’t like to be the front-page story, but time will tell on that.
“Already, based on this comment, I know most newspapers headline would be time will tell. So, I won’t be surprised if I check This Day newspapers and I see: The Senate President says time will tell.”