The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole, said on Wednesday that Senate President Bukola Saraki’s political career has been buried by his people following the stunning defeat he suffered in Saturday’s national assembly election.
Backstory: Responding to questions from State House correspondents after a congratulatory visit to President Muhammadu Buhari, the APC chair said: “As much as we want to be magnanimous in victory, there are a couple of things that happened that show that Nigerians know who to reward and they know the appropriate time to punish those who are extremely arrogant.”
“Those who came to the Senate with less than a hundred thousand votes and began to hold the country to ransom, their own people have recalled them. While we are saying we will impeach them, their people said no, they will rather bury them; politically now, they are out; it shows the power of democracy; it is a leveler; it is an equalizer.
“You cannot be bigger than the people; I think a couple of lessons have been learned; that this game is for people who are humble; the game is for those who believe in the people; this game is a leveler; there are no dynasties; the people are the sovereign.
“When they lend you the power, remember it is only loaned to you; and it will expire and it will require renewal and if you don’t behave; they will not renew it,” he said.