Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has explained why he has been silent over crises rocking the Peoples Democratic Party.
Saraki said he had been working silently behind the scenes as it was necessary to do so at this time.
The former Kwara State governor went straight to Akwa Ibom State after he returned from an annual vacation to join the 35th-anniversary celebration of the state’s creation.
He stated this on Saturday while reacting to the PDP crisis via a Facebook post on his verified page.
Recall that PDP has been involved in a series of crises with Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and Seyi Makinde of Oyo State calling for the resignation of the party’s National Chairman, Iyorchia Ayu.
Wike insists that the National Chairman and Presidential candidate of the party, Atiku Abubakar, cannot come from the same zone -north, hence, the call for Ayu to resign for a southern candidate.
Saraki said, “I just returned from my annual vacation and went straight to Akwa Ibom to join the celebration of the 35th anniversary of the state’s creation.
“As I moved around the country in the past few days, I got the feeling that many people are concerned over my seeming silence on recent developments in our party, the PDP. My response is that there are times to speak and be heard and there are times when working silently behind the scene is more productive. This is such a time.”
He added that, said, “The PDP and Atiku Abubakar remain the best option for Nigerians in the 2023 polls!”