Saraki Removes ‘APC’ From His Biography, But Says He Remains A Card Carrying Member Of The party
Senate President Bukola Saraki has removed The All Progressives Congress’ name from the official profile page on twitter.
The Senate President’s verified Twitter biography previously read, in part, “Member of the APC.”
But checks after Nigerians started reacting to the development shows that the biography now simply reads, “Senate President and Chairman of the 8th National Assembly. Committed to Transparency and Accountability.”
Nigerians who twitter expressed surprised at the development.
“I just noticed that @bukolasaraki has deleted ‘Member of the APC’ from his bio. Someone is about to decamp?, ” one user AS Aruwa, said.
One user, Am Human No Labels, said, “Sir, are you no longer a member of the ruling party? I can’t find APC on your bio anymore.”
In the same vein, @olufemisp wrote, “I knew it was when @bukolasaraki deleted the “APC” that proudly adorned his bio. This Saraki war will consume the party.”
Another user, Maryam Abubakar asked, “Now that the ‘APC’ on Bukola Saraki’s Twitter bio is gone, what should we expect?”
Afolabi Ajiboro also said, “@ogundamisi have you noticed that @bukolasaraki has removed APC from his bio on Twitter? Minutes later the PDP released statement defending him.”
But Saraki, while responding to Omooba Adeyemi, who wrote on twiter that “@BukolaSaraki reportedly sacked APC logo on his twitter account, seems going back to his vmit @PDPNigeria,” replied by saying that he remains a member of the APC.
“I remain a card carrying member of my dear party. But I’m also honoured to serve as Senate President of all Senators.”
Further checks revealed that Saraki may have yanked off APC from his twitter biography following enquiry by one of his followers who suggested that the Senate President is the only one among the top government officials, all APC that had APC writing on their bio.
Saraki’s remove of ‘APC’ from his bio following the conversation as seen on the screenshot below shows that the decision was taken 7 days ago.
In the same vein, the Special Adviser to the Senate President on Media, Mr. Yusuph Olaniyonu, has defended the removal of the biography.
He said, “It is not a new development. The party logo was there during the elections and we took it off after the elections about a month ago.”
His claim of one month ago however seems to have contradicted the image below and even the observation that ‘APC’ was still on the bio of the Senate Prrsident until a few days ago.