Saraki has disclosed that the APC governors visit to Governor Nyesom Wike, is not one that poses a threat to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), as he affirms that PDP will not loose Wike to the ruling party.
Saraki made this known on Saturday while speaking to reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State capital, after the Eid celebration.
Governor Nyesom Wike, was paid a visit by governors of Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo states, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Dr Kayode Fayemi and Olurotimi Akeredolu in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, on Friday.
Saraki said that the visit by the APC governors will amount to nothing as the PDP are working towards resolving their internal issues and will soon come to an agreement in distant time.
He referred to the move by the APC governors as a miscalculation, adding that they’re hoping to capitalize on the crack within the party to drag Wike away.
He added that the PDP cannot loose the Rivers State governor at this time ahead of the elections because the destinies of many Nigerians are depending on the PDP winning the 2023 presidential election.
Saraki speaking said,“Governor Wike is an important member of our party and I am very confident that in no distant time, we will sit down and address all the issues. There is no doubt about it that he has cause to feel the way he does, but there are better ways by which issue like this can be resolved.
“The good thing is that we all talking to one another. We are on top of the situation and PDP will reunite and forge ahead to win the next elections. I assure you that PDP will definitely resolve its family issue that it currently has.
“The fact that some APC governors went to see their colleague, trying to capitalise on what they think is an issue is a gross miscalculation. At the end of the day, their visit is going no where.
“The APC governors know that it is this kind of a crack they need to latch on. Fortunately, we are not going to give him (Wike) to them because the election ahead is too important. The destinies of millions of Nigerians are too important and even bigger than any party or individual. I appreciate that, all our stakeholders appreciate that and Governor Wike himself appreciates that.”
On the current strike by university unions in Nigeria, the ex-governor of Kwara laid the blame on Federal Government’s insensitivity.
Saraki added, “There is no way I will be part of government as the Senate President and ASUU and other unions in the Universities will go on strike for months, that is absolutely not possible.
“It is lack of compassion and dedication. It is a matter that government should lock itself up in a room and refused to come out until the matter is resolved. But I have not seen that dedication. I don’t know whether you have seen it.
“That is the difference between PDP government and what we have now. It could not have happened under Presidents Obasanjo, Yar’Adua and Jonathan.”