Bukola Saraki, the immediate past Senate president, has said Adams Oshiomhole, the suspended National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is about to meet his political waterloo.
Saraki made the prediction while welcoming Godwin Obaseki, Governor of Edo State, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a statement issued by Yusuph Olaniyonu, his spokesperson, on Friday.
Saraki, who was elected as the Senate President in 2015 under the APC before defecting to the PDP, said described Oshiomhole as an autocrat, noting that “a day like this would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market”.
He described the current political travails for the suspended APC National Chairman as a moment of truth, insisting that he (Oshiomhole) has divided the party for a while with his falsehood.
The statement read: “At this point, it will be odd if I fail to comment on the situation that led to the change of party by Governor Obaseki.
“While I have kept my cool and ignored all the verbal attacks directed at me by the suspended chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr. Adams Oshiomhole, I have always known that a day like this would come when his masquerade will dance naked in the market.
“The truth is always constant and no matter how far falsehood travels, the truth will catch up with it one day. Oshiomhole can fool people for a long time but he cannot fool the people all the time. What is happening to him now is a moment of truth. This same man who was garrulously proclaiming the end of the political career of some other people is now about to meet his Waterloo.
“He has continued to use his mouth to divide his party and I believe there is a lesson for all politicians to learn from the fate of the suspended APC chairman. No autocrat can successfully pretend to be a Democrat. The true character of a man will come out one day.”
Saraki thanked the PDP Governors for how they managed Governor Obaseki’s transition into the party by not “just unilaterally taking decisions without the input of the leaders of the party in Edo State”.
The former Senate president urged the governor and leaders of the party at both the state and national levels to fulfill all the agreements reached.
“That is why my appeal will, at this point, go to all of us, the leaders and stakeholders, who gave assurances that agreement will be honoured.
“We need to ensure that the NWC of our party plays its own supervisory role by making sure that those agreements entered into by the Governor and the local chapter should be kept, particularly since I am very sure they are all lawful and in the interest of peace and development of the state,” Saraki added. “That is the only way to keep our integrity intact,” the statement read.
Governor Obaseki had on Friday renamed a road initially named after Oshiomhole in the Auchi area of Edo State in honour of Saraki.