Senate president Bukola Saraki has refuted statements making the rounds that he was eyeing the seat of the president and would contest for it come 2019,saying the reason he dumped his presidential bid in the 2015 election was for President Muhammadu Buhari to emerge as president .
Speaking on an interview to journalists last Saturday in Abuja,the Senate president averred that “I was the first person that stepped down my political ambition, once General Buhari announced that he was going to contest the presidential election. And since then, prior to the period of election, I worked tirelessly to support his emergence.
“Even some of my friends who are not supporting me now are doing so because I did not support them in their presidential ambition but rather supported President Buhari. That is why I find it funny that the same people are now claiming to love Buhari more than me. It is a very funny world. These are people that I was begging to leave the stage for Buhari to run since all of us are young.
They are now the ones going around to say that Saraki does not like Buhari, but time will tell.” Continuing, Saraki said, “I decided to step down my ambition because Nigeria’s political outlook for 2015 is very complicated and this is the time for every patriotic politician to situate his personal ambition in the context of the country’s overall interest. I don’t think our party can afford too much internal rancour going into next year’s election.
I, therefore, think some of us need to make the sacrifice and be part of the solution rather than part of the problem of the party.” Investigation by securenigeria365 reveals the Senate President was likely to soon dump the All Progressives Congress,due to the ongoing crisis in the party over his leadership.