Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to a media report that he would be joining race to become Nigeria’s president in 2019.
A certain The Boss Newspaper — managed by Nigerian journalist Dele Momodu – reported that Saraki had indicated interest to contest for the position of Nigeria’s president during the 2019 presidential elections.
“The Boss can exclusively reveal that Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has joined the 2019 Presidential race,” the paper reported on March 31, 2018.
“There is no doubt that he would be a formidable force that should not be ignored because only few politicians in Nigeria today have the pedigree, the experience, the clout and the connection of Senator Saraki.
“Impeccable sources reveal that as he plots his move for the Presidency, he is said to be considering building alliances with all Nigerians of like minds,” the report said.
But, in an interview with Daily Independent, spokesman to Saraki, Yusuph Olaniyonu, described the report as false.
“The report is false. If it is true that he is contesting, you would have seen the report in major dailies since last week Saturday when the news broke out on social media. But as you can see, there is nothing like that,” Olaniyonu said