The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kwara State says the scathing attacks and vituperations directed at the national leader of the party and Senate President, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki by All Progressives Congeess (APC) leaders during their presidential rally in Ilorin on Monday, will not dissuade Kwarans from supporting him and his party.
The party said this on Monday night in reaction to the insultive statements made against Saraki by former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, the National Chairmanof the All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.
In a statement by its State Publicity Secretary, Mr Tunde Ashaolu, the party noted that rather than telling the people what their party had done in the last three years, the APC leaders, including its national leader, Bola Tinubu resorted to attacking and insulting the Senate President.
“All through their campaign today, all they could do was to cast aspersion on the person of Dr Bukola Saraki. Most comments at the rally were nothing but verbal attacks, invectives, character assassination and subterfuge.
“We are, however, not surprised by the rantings of all the APC leaders particularly that of Tinubu, who has always been embittered by the rising political profile of the Senate President. He is always disturbed and frustrated at the mere mention of the name, Saraki.
“Also of note was the inability of the factional governorship candidate of the party, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to make any convincing statement at the rally. He was blank, inexpressive and could not articulate any practicable policy direction or clear-cut programme or solutions to the challenges facing Kwara.
“Abdulrahman’s drab speech at the rally clearly revealed his emptiness and lack of understanding of real issues facing Kwara. He certainly cannot provide the needed leadership to drive growth, economic development and prosperity for Kwarans.
“The APC and its leaders should note that no amount of propaganda and subterfuge can detract the love and support of good people of Kwara for Dr Bukola Saraki and the PDP.
“Kwarans are ready to deliver their votes for all candidates of our party in the coming elections. They have seen through the propaganda and deceptions of the APC and cannot be beguiled to voting the party. Kwara is PDP and PDP is Kwara.”