Intrigues As Saraki Sends Cryptic Message to Wike, Others

Intrigues As Saraki Sends Cryptic Message to Wike, Others

  • Former senate president, Bukola Saraki, has urged outgoing governors not to be a problem for their successors but to be their solution
  • The 2-term governor of Kwara state made the appeal to Nysome Wike and other outgoing governors at an event organised for them by the Nigerian Governors' Forum
  • According to Saraki, living a private life outside the public office is very challenging and the governors must prepare for it

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FCT, Abuja - Bukola Saraki, the former senate president, has called on Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State and other outgoing governors in Nigeria to be part of the solutions of their successors rather than adding to their problems.

According to The Cable, the 2-term governor of Kwara state made the call in a Twitter post on Monday, May 15, while giving an admonition at an event organised in honour of the outgoing governors by the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF).

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Saraki tells Wike, other outgoing governors how life after public office is Photo Credit: Bukola Saraki, Nyesom Wike
Source: Twitter

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Saraki, who did not directly mention Wike's name but could not exclude the outgoing governor of Rivers state from his comment, urged the outgoing governors to prepare for life after public office.

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According to the Kwara-born politician, life outside elected office is very challenging.

The former lawmaker said the outgoing governors must accept the challenges of the transition from public life to private life with a positive outlook.

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He added that he made the remark at the dinner night, which was also attended to by some new governors-elect.

The statement reads in part:

"As outgoing governors across the country prepare to leave their State Houses and transition back to private life, it is crucial that they recognize their role in being part of the solution for their successors, rather than adding to the problems.”

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Both Saraki and Wike are prominent members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) but the relationship between the duo cannot be said to be strong because of the internal crisis rocking the party.

PDP Crisis: NWC reverses Makarfi’s suspension

Legit.ng earlier reported that the NWC of the PDP had declared the suspension of the former national chairman of the party, Ahmed Markafi, null and void.

Debo Ologunagba, the spokesperson of the APC, made the declaration in a statement on Monday, adding that the Tudun Wada Ward excos who announced the suspension did not follow the PDP constitution.

The PDP excos in Tudun Wasa ward led by its chairman, Saidu Aliyu, announced the suspension notice on Sunday.

Source: Legit.ng

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