Saraki blames APC for G5’s agitation

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BY MAYOWA SAMUEL

Uba Group

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has blamed the ruling All Progressives Congress for the travails plaguing the opposition Peoples Democratic Party over its zoning principle.

Saraki, who stated this on Monday, during an interview on national television monitored in Lagos, said the agitation by the G5 agitation for equity should be blamed on the APC due to its lopsided appointments, which has made many Nigerians skeptical ahead of the elections.

He said, “the reason people are talking about zoning is due to the APC and its lopsided appointments; what is important is making Nigeria better.

“Any party wants all the stakeholders to be united but the elections are still weeks away and a lot of talks are ongoing for the benefit of the party. We will see more of the G5 members come on board.

“The solution the G5 wants is not something that could be done without amending the party’s constitution and it is about timing since everyone agrees with them on equity and fairness.”

The PDP has been battling a mini-crisis due to the breakaway G5 Governors — Nyesom Wike (Rivers), Samuel Ortom (Benue), Ifeanyi Ugwanyi (Enugu), Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia) and Seyi Makinde (Oyo).

They are insistent on the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu, due to the emergence of Atiku Abubakar, as the party’s presidential candidate.

Atiku and Ayu are from the Northern region and the G5 has reiterated that both positions cannot be filled by the people of the same region.