Saraki attacked over NBA hosting tweet

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Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has come under attack online after he expressed his hope of seeing Nigeria hosted the prestigious America’s basketball league, NBA, just like South Africa once did.

“In LA watching @KingJames  play for @Lakers.  Energy in the Arena is unmatched. In 2018 an exhibition NBA game was played in Pretoria, South Africa. I’m hoping in the near future, Nigeria will host NBA games in a bid to grow the sport further in Nigeria. I am determined to see us achieve this,” Saraki tweeted accompanied by pictures of him at the event.

However, the post drew the former governor backlash online with many people calling him out.

One twitter user, Kazeem Bello, wrote: “For your eight years as the Governor of Kwara and another eight in the Senate, did you take time to watch any sporting events at the Kwara Stadium? The place doesn’t befit you!”

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