The news of Senate President Bukola Saraki’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has kept tongues wagging.
Saraki, who served his two terms as governor under PDP, said he was forced out of the ruling party.
While some praised him for his action, other said he betrayed the party. Here are some reactions.
Oshiomole retired the Edo Mafia of Anenih and the Igbenidion family from politics. A massive feat. Now he'll lead APC to retire Obasanjo, the Saraki Kwara dynasty, Atiku, Lamido and a host of others in the federal level.
— . (@N_Wali01) July 31, 2018
I make a prediction that both Bukola Saraki and his Governor will join our great party, @OfficialPDPNig, either today or before this week is over. I also make another prediction that many other APC members will soon be leaving the sinking APC ship. Mark my words!
— Reno Omokri (@renoomokri) July 31, 2018
Saraki a senior member of APC gets prosecuted, you say witchhunt, you even jubilate when he was acquitted just because you hate Buhari. Your hatred will consume you.
— Mu'awiyyah Yusuf Muye (@MP_Muye) July 31, 2018
As Gonzalo Higuain is planning to "port" from Juventus to AC Milan, our own Senate President, Bukola Saraki don "port" and move his team from APC for PDP!
— EnyEnE | #EndSars (@iamEnyene) July 31, 2018
Today, I am excited to welcome home to the @OfficialPDPNig, the very sagacious and excellent leader and president of the @NGRSenate, Distinguished Sen. @bukolasaraki. The @APCNigeria failed at putting you down, and inadvertently succeeded in making you stronger. Welcome home 🙂 pic.twitter.com/7ku1zeZRNP
— Ben Murray-Bruce (@benmurraybruce) July 31, 2018
Saraki: I wish to inform Nigerians that, after extensive consultations, I have decided to take my leave of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
— 50cent (@pam_E_chic) July 31, 2018
The Ronaldo of Nigerian Politics "Senate President Bukola Saraki" Dump (Defending Champions) APC, he is yet to Announce his new destination. 😂😂
— Osas Cruz (@OsasCruz) July 31, 2018
Saraki has cost us a lot. It’s our fault though but he has cost us as a nation, as a party a whole lot in this change agenda. Allah ya isa
— Mu'awiyyah Yusuf Muye (@MP_Muye) July 31, 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki currently undergoing medicals at PDP FC after completing a transfer record deal from defending champions APC United
😂 Ediee no kee somebody o
— Ernest Obinna Nwosu (@ObiNwosuErnest) July 31, 2018
A short story about Senator Bukola Saraki & the All Progressive Congress, APC. pic.twitter.com/7vJo81iRLV
— The Mouth That Eats Salt & Pepper 👅 (@Manlike_ED) July 31, 2018
— AdForumCo (@AdForumCo) July 31, 2018
In case you are wondering, this is the Summary
This is Senate President Bukola Saraki on his way from APC to PDP pic.twitter.com/WpHjDywE2s
— Chuks ✗ Chris (@Im_Chuks) July 31, 2018
Dino Melaye decamped,
Aminu Tambuwal decamped,
Gov. Samuel Ortom decamped,
Abdultallah Ahmed decamped,
Senate President Bukola Saraki decamped,
OBJ and IBB too decamped😀,
I'm watching Buhari and Lai Mohammed closely😀😁😀😁😀😁
— THE ANGEL THAT LOVES AFANG (@ally_praiz) July 31, 2018
Oh please APC, PDP, are one and the same. Senate President, Bukola Saraki moving from APC to PDP is like someone moving from his room to his toilet and vice verca. They're just messing with Y'alls head. Don't be deceived guys, we are running a single party system in Nigeria! pic.twitter.com/7k1mxrA3CI
— IYA SOCCER 🇳🇬 🇳🇬 50k (@lady_dimpled) July 31, 2018
PDP that is not in UEFA Champions League signed Senate President Bukola Saraki.
— Buhari Must Not Come Back (@oladseyOOE) July 31, 2018
HELP, APC IS SINKING!
Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced his defection from the APC. Joins PDP!
National Publicity Secretary And Spokesman of the APC, Bolaji Abdullahi resigns, defects from APC. Joins PDP!
Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed quits APC, joins PDP pic.twitter.com/6mmRlavA1B
— Endurance Johnson (@EnduranceJohns9) July 31, 2018
Saraki too don decamp😂😂😂…… Nigerian Politics is a series aswear😭
— B!🇳🇬 (@bolanle_93) July 31, 2018
Now that Saraki and Ahmed have dumped APC, Oshiomhole needs to loss some sleep because the battle of Kwara will need the inputs of the great Strategist
— Ibrahim Ola Balogun (@IOBalogun1) July 31, 2018
Senate President Bukola Saraki did not defect today. He did since 2015. And should PDP really rejoice? There is no betrayal in politics sha. Let's see the strategic reaction of the All Peoples Congress.
— Olamilekan Adeshina (@Phattyket) July 31, 2018
When you hear that "Senate President Bukola Saraki" has returned to PDP after his loan spell at APC. pic.twitter.com/x5z5SdFnUf
— Portex Cyriacus (@Portecyreal) July 31, 2018
APC Spokesman, Bolaji Abudlahi, Resigns, Joins Senate President, Bukola Saraki to PDP .
— Somto Onuchukwu (@chosensomto) July 31, 2018
Not sure this timing is wise.
Depending on how desperate APC feels, all they have to do is approach Court to activate the judgement of the Supreme Court & declare Saraki's Senate vacant (along with several NASS guys)
And February is too far to delay the matter till. https://t.co/THpckxDnZn
— ADEKUNLE (@adekunleth) July 31, 2018