- Senate president Bukola Saraki says the federal government has not silenced him because he has no skeleton in his cupboard
- Saraki says he would have been forced to drop his campaign if he had skeleton in his cupboard
- The Senate president addressed supporters during the Peoples Democratic Party campaign in Kwara state on Sunday, January 27
Senate president Bukola Saraki has said he would have been silenced by the federal government if he had skeleton in his cupboard.
Saraki, who is representing Kwara Central senatorial district at the upper chamber, made the assertion in Kwara state on Sunday, January 27, Vanguard reports.
Legit.ng notes that the Senate president said: “I had earlier told my people that they can’t do the Offa campaign in my absence. They may do those of others but not this one. Offa and Ilorin have a long history of relationship. Once the two would agree on anything it is taken. I see myself as a son of Offa.
According to Saraki, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) campaign has a definite plan for Kwara state and Nigeria.
He said: "Since we joined the PDP the party has honored Kwara State, they gave us DG of Campaign, National Leader of the party and have agreed that if the party wins, Senate President is our slot in Kwara. But what has the other party to offer? If I have skeleton in my cupboard this government would have silenced me and forced me to drop the campaign.
“But for God and the support of the people I would not be standing today. They did not want to honor our agreement. We all laboured and what they could not get in three times they got it and we demanded that they give to Kwara what we deserve. We need to teach our seasonal politicians a lesson on the poll date.”
"We want community development, let everybody come and contribute their quota to our communities; when Saraki do his own and let them too do their own. I heard that some politicians have been buying JAMB forms in 2019. The question to ask is where were they in 2016, where were they in 2017?
“APC leaders in Kwara can’t access President Buhari for anything. They will first have to go and submit their request to Lagos and it is only when Lagos is satisfied with the request that it will be forwarded to Buhari who may or not do it. Anybody who loves Kwara will not follow Buhari. The Federal Civil Service Commission that was supposed to rotate to Kwara he has refused and given it to another state.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Senate president Bukola Saraki denied claims that former vice president Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, who is also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), traveled to the United States of America as his aide.
The All Progressives Congress (APC), had prior to Atiku's travel, challenged the former vice president to travel to America.
He said: “That's not true. He applied for his visa, he was invited to a function. How do you do that, to say he traveled as somebody’s aide? That’s ridiculous. It’s like there is a whole sort of lies and propaganda to Nigerians."
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