I will contest for 2019 Presidency only if President Buhari doesn’t re-contest – Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed the only condition that can stop him from contesting the 2019 Presidential election.

According to him, if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to re-contest, then he (Saraki) will not contest.

He said this yesterday on a weekly Hausa Programme aired on Alheri Radio, Kaduna.

The Senate President’s Chief of Staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who made Saraki’s position known, said:

There is no way Senator Bukola Saraki will contest for president in 2019 as long as President Buhari will contest.

This I know very well because I work with him and I should know that.

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But if President Buhari says he will not re-contest the position, that is a different case.

The Senate President will not contest against President Buhari because he sees and respected him as a father.

The same thing happened in 2011 and 2015 if you remember. Saraki declined to contest against him; instead, he joined others to work for the success of the President in the 2015 elections.
he said.

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