2023 Presidency: Bukola Saraki declares intention to contest

The immediate-past Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has declared his intention to run for president in the forthcoming 2023 General Election. Saraki made his intention known during his visit to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, in Makurdi, whom he called a good party man under the People’s Democratic Party, (PDP). The report said Saraki was in Makurdi with former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada; former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje; Senator Suleiman Adokwe and the Chairman of Council, ‘Saraki for President Campaign’, Prof.…

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Kwara: Governor AbdulRazaq demolishes library named after Saraki’s father

…Bukola, Gbemisola kick  The Kwara State government has destroyed a major learning centre in Ilorin yesterday, marking what many political commentators say is yet another move capable of escalating the already tense political climate in Kwara politics.  The learning centre, Sola A. Saraki Library Complex, erected in honour of Olusola Saraki, a former Senate Majority Leader and strongman of Kwara politics, was torn down in Ilorin-West local government area yesterday afternoon.  According to locals, the library has been used for years as a learning and resource centre for people around the local…

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EFCC quizzes, release former Senate President Bukola Saraki over renewed corruption allegation

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), has released the immediate-past Senate President, Bukola Saraki from its custody, after his reported arrest yesterday over allegations of theft and money laundering. Recall that according to reports which circulated widely yesterday, the EFCC allegedly arrested the former Kwara State governor,and took him in for interrogation at the agency’s Abuja office. However, in a swift reaction late yesterday, the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Media Office denied the earlier reports, saying he was not arrested. According to an issued press statement by his Media Office,…

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“Saraki is blocking us from probing him” – EFCC tells court

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC), on Wednesday, told a Federal High Court, Abuja, that the action of the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been hindering the agency from probing him. The EFCC Counsel, Chile Okoronkwo, made this known to Justice Anwuli Chikere when the fundamental rights enforcement suits filed by the immediate-past senate president were mentioned in the court. Recall that the EFCC had, in 2019, said it would probe Saraki’s earnings between 2003 and 2011 when he was governor of Kwara. The commission was reported to…

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Saraki’s 2023 presidential campaign posters flood Abuja

Posters bearing ‘Bukola Saraki for President in 2023’ have been sighted at different parts of Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory. Saraki, a former Kwara Governor, is a chieftain of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Saraki came third behind Sokoto state governor, Aminu Tambuwal, and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar (the eventual winner) in the 2018 presidential primary election of the PDP in Port Harcourt. That election featured heavyweight politicians including former Kano state governor, Rabiu Kwakwanso, ex-President of the Senate, David Mark, former Sokoto State governor, Atthiru Bafarawa, amongst others.…

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Saraki meets Obasanjo, Says APC can’t handle Nigeria’s problems

Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday said Nigeria’s problems shouldn’t be left to the governing All Progressives Congress, (APC) -led Federal Government alone. Saraki, who doubles as the chairman, Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) National Reconciliation and Strategy Committee, stressed the need for a bi-partisan approach to finding lasting solutions to national problems, especially in the area of security. He spoke shortly after a two-hour close-door meeting with ex- President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, Ogun State. The former senate president said, “I…

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2023: ‘Tame your ambition’, Saraki tells PDP members

Ø  Ihedioha not leaving us for APC, says Imo PDP  The former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has advised PDP members, to put their 2023 political ambition on hold and focus on rebuilding the party and Nigeria at large. Saraki gave the advice in Abuja on Wednesday, during the inauguration of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Reconciliation and Strategic Committee.  Saraki, who is the Chairperson of the Reconciliation Committee of the PDP, said the pre-occupation of leaders for now should be how to keep the country united, rebuild her…

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Bukola, Gbemisola Saraki reunite in Ilorin, embrace each other

Former Senate President, Sen. Bukola Saraki and his sister who is the Minister of State for Transport, Gbemisola Saraki, have reunited at a memorial program in honour of their late father, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki. In a video clip trending on social media, they were both seen exchanging pleasantries, as a show of their renewed relationship.  It was reported that Bukola Saraki was received by a mammoth crowd earlier in the day, upon his arrival into the state. Recall that Bukola and Gbemisola Saraki have had a frosty relationship since…

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