Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that the victory of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the 2019 presidential election will be short-lived.
Backstory: He said this during an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Abuja, on Wednesday.
According to Saraki, President Muhammadu Buhari of the APC defeating PDP’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in the February 23 poll, was a loss to the entire country.
“This victory that the other party has seen is going to be short-lived. If anybody believes it is a loss to PDP, it is a loss to the country that history will not forgive,” Sarai said.
He added that “We said it many times here, that the worst thing to do is to conduct an election that, as a country, Nigeria would not be proud of.”
“We have conducted an election that, no doubt, anybody and even those who think they have won are ashamed of the kind of election that we conducted.”
“I think it is a shame to the country and to those that were given that responsibility to do. They have Saturday as their last opportunity to try as much as possible to reclaim part of their embarrassment to the country,” Saraki said.
“How can a country like Nigeria, as the speaker said, ‘Ghana has done it, Congo, even Zimbabwe have done elections,’ and we say we do elections, with seven being inconclusive. We did elections in 2011, we did it in 2015, and, after so many years, this is what we can produce?”
“I have confidence that this will be short-lived and as such let us ensure on Saturday, that these fives states that are ours remain within the PDP and INEC should, for once, do what is right,” Saraki said.