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Tinubu confessed to me that he doesn’t like Buhari’s style of government – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), once confided in him that he was not happy with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki said this on Monday while responding to the previous allegations made by Tinubu.

Responding to his decision to quit the APC for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Tinubu had said Saraki left because of the ruling party’s refusal to grant his wish of automatic tickets for next year’s election.

But Saraki denied the allegation, saying out of respect, he had avoided replying Tinubu in the media.

“I have always restrained from joining issues in the media with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu and this is based on my respect for him. However, I will not allow him to create a wrong, false and mischievous impression about the reasons for my decision to exit the All Progressives Congress (APC) and present his prejudice as facts for public consumption,” he said.

“I have been consistent in my complaints to all leaders of the APC, including Tinubu, that a situation where the national assembly is not constructively engaged or carried along in key policy decisions, particularly those that will eventually require legislative approval, is not in the best interest of the nation.

“Tinubu himself will recall that during the various meetings he had with me at the time he was pursuing reconciliation within the APC, I raised all the above issues. I can also vividly recall that he himself always expressed his displeasure with the style of the government and also mentioned that he had equally suffered disrespect from the same government which we all worked to put in office. I also made the point that whatever travails I have gone through in the last three years belong to the past and will not shape my decisions now and in the future.

“However, during those meetings, the point of disagreement between Tinubu and I is that while I expressed my worries that there is nothing on ground to assure me that the administrative style and attitude would change in the next four years in a manner that will enable us to deliver the positive changes we promised to our people, he (Tinubu) expressed a strong opinion that he would rather ‘support a Buhari on the hospital stretcher’ to get a second term because in 2023, power will shift to the south-west. This viewpoint of Tinubu’s was not only expressed to me but to several of my colleagues. So much for acting in national interest.”

Saraki said it is very clear that he acted to protect national interest but the same could not be said of Tinubu.

He alleged that Tinubu had not recovered from the opposition he mounted to his bid to be Buhari’s running mate in 2015.

 

– The Cable

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