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Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition

Saraki to Tinubu: You’re angry because I opposed your Muslim-Muslim ticket ambition
February 12
10:23 2019
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Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu is angry with him because he opposed Tinubu’s ambition for the All Progressives Congress  (APC) to field a Muslim-Muslim ticket in the 2015 presidential election.

It was believed that Tinubu wanted to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari but that would have presented an all-Muslim ticket thought to be politically insensitive.

Saraki said this in reaction to uncomplimentary remarks made against him by Tinubu at the APC rally in Kwara state on Monday.

The former governor of Kwara state said Nigerians will punish the ruling party on Saturday.

“They came to Kwara State to hurl insults at me and my people, instead of explaining to the people what they want to do differently and what contributions their flagbearers and other leaders in the State have made to our various communities to justify the people shifting their loyalty to their dying party,” he said in a statement issued on his behalf by Yusuph Olaniyonu.

“They promised nothing concrete that will improve the standard of living of the people and provide infrastructure. They have only come to Kwara to vindicate my position that they have no good plans for Kwara State and its people. It is obvious that the APC have nothing to offer Kwarans.

“They represent nothing good for our people. My problem with them has always been that after we worked with our people to support them to win in 2015, they refused to work on infrastructure and other policy issues that can bring direct benefit to our people.

“As for Tinubu, we have never expected any good words from him. All his life, he will continue to belly ache and nurse grudges over my opposition to the Muslim-Muslim ticket idea in 2015.

“As far as he is concerned, I stopped him from realizing his ambition then. However, I believe my action then and now is in pursuit of national interest. Again, I supported President Buhari in 2015 because I believe he could make a positive change. I left the party when I realized he lacked the capacity and the desire to make any change.

“Tinubu on his own part said though he agreed with me about my assessment of the man, he would continue to support Buhari even if the man had to govern from the hospital stretcher because that is the way he (Tinubu) could become the President in 2023. So, while my position is premised on national interest, Tinubu’s is based on his personal interest and ambition.

“Now that Tinubu’s new speciality is to hurl insults at people like former President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, focusing on me today is okay if it will help him feel good. It is surprising that a man like Tinubu will be talking about morality and corruption.

“This is a man whose disrepute is known both within and outside Nigeria. This is somebody who personifies everything that is wrong with the Nigerian system. Well, I am not ready to roll in the gutter with him. Unlike them, I will stay on the issues that are germaine to national development and the welfare of our people.”

Saraki added that at the presidential poll on Saturday “will be punished for their bad behaviour.”

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  1. ejoh
    ejoh February 12, 21:00

    We the Christian and Islamic and the institute of peace and republican and European union have agreed to sign peace accord in this 2019 presidential general election know to stop election violence but still we are still involved in this act which is against the law if we campaign and others are toileting with the law then it means we don’t have respect for the law what happen in Osun state is a very big example of election violence corruption practices we all are Nigeria we should learn how to respect our nation Nigeria and should not abuse the law to stop all of these we respect the law that govern election practices for it is right to live in peace for we Nigeria should used what happen in Osun State as good example to every Nigeria Citizen that the people of Osun state have completely lost there vote in the day of election they have completely lost there vote to whom was victimize they have lost the total vote of 3,416,959 for toileting with the law if we don’t agree to it it means we Nigeria are not ready to be corruption free and there wont be a peace full election in all the pulling Unit in Nigeria so we should learn how to live in peace the Islam talk about peace in Quran and all in the scripture that how God is a God of peace let look at it from this perspective you can be founder of a church or chief of defense or Islamic leader a member of the judiciary executive legislator who so ever you are let look at it so we can say no to election violent totally. THANKS TO THE PEOPLE OF NIGERIA

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