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2019 presidency: Saraki considering, has not declared - Aide

2019 presidency: Saraki considering, has not declared - Aide

The special assistant on new media to Senator Bukola Saraki, Olu W. Onemola, has clarified the Senate president’s position on whether or not he will contest for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s presidential ticket for the 2019 election.

Recall that Senator Saraki, in an interview published by Bloomberg on Wednesday, August 15, said he is considering contesting against President Buhari in 2019.

The interview has sparked up reactions from some Nigerians believing the Senate president’s statement is an indirect declaration of his interest in the presidential race.

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Onemola, however, said Saraki has not declared his interest in the presidency.

“'Considering' is not a declaration. At the appropriate time, the President of Senate will be specific about his aspiration for 2019. Moreover, the Bloomberg interview was 90% on the economy, and not politics.

“This is not breaking news. The president of the Senate did not say anything new in that interview that he hasn’t said in Nigeria. He spoke mostly about the economy, not about politics — as always, reporters picked their angle.

"From this July interview, the president of the Senate has been clear that at the right time, Nigerian's will know what his plans are.

"Time will come for everything; a time will come for me to tell people where I am, what I’m doing," he explained in a series of tweet on Thursday, August 16.

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Meanwhile, previously reported that Saraki urged President Muhammadu Buhari as a matter of urgency to probe the siege laid on the National Assembly on Tuesday, August 7 by the operatives of the Department of State Services.

Saraki in a tweet on Tuesday, August 14, said that the serious questions about the siege laid to the National Assembly could only be answered through a thorough and neutral investigation.

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