Senate Committee Chairman on the Environment, Senator Bukola Saraki, last night denied producing or contemplating producing any television documentary aimed at portraying President Goodluck Jonathan in bad light.
Saraki, who spoke through his Special Assistant on Media, Bamikole Omishore, debunked an allegation by the Peoples Democratic Party that the former governor, who is now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, had sponsored the production of a documentary involving the president and two other women.
Senator Saraki said that he was not aware of any love triangle between the President and the two women in question and therefore had not been, and would not be involved in anyway, manner or process of commissioning of such documentary.
The former governor said that it would be immoral for him to abandon issues of national importance that affect the lives of Nigerians and dabble into the private life affairs of Mr. President.
Saraki said: “On the contrary it has been PDP that has been attacking the private lives of our presidential candidate and personal affairs of our leaders in the APC . We have maintained a certain respectable decorum in both the use of language and material in every campaign.
“Why the PDP is pushing such a ridiculous story is because it has been the trademark of the PDP of recent to blackmail members of the opposition with spurious and cooked-up allegations.
“For the avoidance of doubt, we have concrete evidence at our disposal to the effect that the recent bad press Senator Saraki has been receiving lately surrounding an old issue of over a number of years involving a bank loan and company called Joy Petroleum, are directly orchestrated by the presidency particularly documents sent by email to the judiciary correspondents for their use.
“Senator Saraki is aware that the PDP has been going around Kwara State bribing and begging people to partake in a documentary against him to cause disaffection in the eyes of the public having adjudged him a threat in the forthcoming general elections. So it’s funny to now hear that the same party that’s organising such a documentary and from the beginning of this campaign has threaded on this dishonourable course using their own words should be accusing others of what they intend to do.
“Senator Saraki will like to warn all those still scheming to carry out this false documentary on him that he will fight back and legally defend himself and warn those in glass houses whose past particularly as regards their private lives is not honourable should steer clear and be warned.”