Former National Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Baraje, said Senate President Bukola Saraki has long been nursing the ambition of becoming Nigeria’s number one citizen.
Earlier in the week, Saraki said he was considering running for the presidency in 2019 in an interview with Bloomberg.
Speaking at the sideline of the graduation ceremony of the Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies in Ilorin, Baraje, a Saraki’s crony, who has an insight into the Senate President’s political life said, “As a reminder, Senate President Bukola Saraki has been trying his luck on being the president of this country since 2011. He withdrew for the then candidate Goodluck Jonathan. In 2015, he also withdrew for the President Muhammadu Buhari. So, for somebody who has been nursing that kind of ambition, is it not right for such person to come forward again?
“This present president came forward for four times before clinching it. Did anybody ask whether he was right or wrong? Totally, I am in his support.”