Defection: Gbemisola Saraki differs with brother, declares support for Buhari, APC

Gbemisola with Bukola Saraki
Senator Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, GRS, younger sister to Senate President Bukola Saraki, who hours ago renounced his membership of the All Progressives Congress, has vowed to remain in the APC, and also work for the success of President Muhammadu Buhari’s 2019 ambition.

In a statement released on Tuesday night after her brother alongside Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed had dumped the APC, Gbemisola called on her supporters to stay put in the party, stressing that she would deploy all her political structures to ensure that Buhari and the APC wins Kwara state in the next year’s elections.
Gbemisola was Bukola’s predecessor in the Senate, but left the Red Chamber to contest for governorship, with the backing of her late father, Dr. Olusola Saraki, under the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria in 2011.  She lost to her brother’s political son, Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed.
Gbemisola, who chairs the Governing Council of Federal University of Otuoke, Bayelsa state, said, “I maintain my unwavering support for President Muhammadu Buhari, now and for his re-election in 2019, and for the success of our party, the APC in Kwara State and across the federation.
“All members of my political organisations including GRS Movement (GRSM); GRS Foundation (GRSF); GRS Friends on Facebook (GRSFOF); Paramount Women Forum (PWF) and GRS Grassroots Youth Movement (GRS-GYM) will begin to implement the first phase of our “Get-Out-The-Vote for PMB and APC.
“Politics is a public service to the people and we ought to conduct it with dignity, peace and love for our fellow citizens. May Allah grant us direction, guidance and restraint in our utterances and conduct,” she said.

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