A faction of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kwara State loyal to President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, opposed the alleged automatic tickets offered serving aggrieved senators and members of the House of Representatives.
The Deputy Chairman of the Kwara State APC faction, Alhaji Abdullahi Samari, during a media briefing in Ilorin said that such an offer was undemocratic.
He said, “On the issue of automatic tickets for the serving senators, representatives, and others as requested by the over-ambitious politicians, this is an attempt to annihilate credible candidates and stifle participatory democracy.
“President Muhammadu Buhari and our national Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole, who are products of effective and functional democracy, should not be part of this undemocratic and devilish move.”
The APC faction further alleged that the Senate President had lost political relevance.
According to them, the recent welcome by a mammoth crowd for the former Governor during his first visit to Kwara State after his legal victory at the Supreme Court was stage managed.
The party added that more chieftaincy titles and staged managed visits by governors and other top politicians to Saraki would still happen just to shore up the alleged dwindling political fortune of Saraki.