Saraki ‘I remain loyal but my hands are tied,’ Senate President writes to APC

Senate President, Bukola Saraki has written a letter to the All Progressives Congress (APC) explaining why he went against the party’s wishes in the appointment of leaders. In the letter, which was signed by Saraki and dated Thursday, June 25, 2015, the Senate President explained that the APC’s letter on who to nominate came after the zonal caucuses had chosen their candidates in line with parliamentary convention. Saraki further said that he would have liked to please the party but his hands were tied. He also assured the APC of his continuing loyalty in the letter which was addressed to National Chairman, John Oyegun. Oyegun had written to Saraki telling him to choose Senator Ahmed Lawan as Majority Leader but the Senate President nominated Senator Ali Ndume instead