I Respect Saraki And The Entire Senate, I Am Innocent – Tinubu Finally Bows Down To The Senate President, Shocks The World

By Post Nigeria April 6, 2017 14:13

I Respect Saraki And The Entire Senate, I Am Innocent – Tinubu Finally Bows Down To The Senate President, Shocks The World

Probably out of fear of the unknown as alleged in many quarters, the National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tibubu, has denied ever waging a media war against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki-led Senate, and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, ahead of 2019.

Tinubu, in a statement issued by his Media office, in response to THISDAY’s story on Sunday titled: ‘PDP Caucus Accuses Tinubu, EFCC of Conspiracy to Destroy Senate’, said the story was, “an outright fabrication.”

According to the statement signed by his Media Aide, Tunde Rahman, he stated: “We are usually not in the position of agreement with PDP members. But on this rare occasion, we have no contention with them.

“Asiwaju Tinubu, is a former Senator. He has a special affection for the Senate as an institution. It is not within him to belittle the institution, or members of that institution, who happen to be in the opposing political party.

“Moreover, his brand of politics does not lend itself to engaging in wanton character and personal attacks. There is the significant policy difference between our progressive school of thought, and the often reactionary ideas of the PDP.

“There are more than enough serious issues over which to grapple the PDP.”He added that, Tinubu’s politics are driven by his policy views.

“He will gladly wrestle against the PDP on substantive political differences. But engage in personal attacks, rumour-mongering, and mudslinging? Never

“We leave that for others. The gutter is no place to build a better nation. We seek higher grounds.

“So that there is no confusion on the core issue here, we categorically deny any hand in any negative personal report on any Senator”, the statement said.

“Those behind the report know they cannot show themselves for what they truly are. Their tactics are underhanded, because their objectives are equally so. They lie, because the awful objective they seek cannot be gained by telling the truth.

“Some malefactors want to use the name of Asiwaju Tinubu, to stir opposition in the Senate to the confirmation of Magu as EFCC Chairman.

“By trying to paint Magu as Tinubu’s partner in mudslinging, the false story seeks to induce Senators to oppose Magu, as a way of thwarting Asiwaju Tinubu.

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“The authors of this screed thus, revealed their moral barrenness. The fight against corruption is a cardinal battle this nation must win, or forever forego its greater destiny.

“Despite the importance of this matter, someone is trying to exalt his narrow personal interests above the long-term interests of the nation.

“Someone so brazen and self-absorbed, is a dangerous instrumentality when placed in a position of power.

“That person will undermine the very institutions of democracy to get his way. In this very story, they have tried to break down both the Senate and the Press in one swoop,” the statement added.