Embattled Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed why he is being ‘persecuted’.
In his letter to Dele Momodu, Saraki disclosed that he us being persecuted because he frustrated a Muslim-Muslim presidential ticket for APC in the 2015 election.
Saraki further disclosed that he had the interest of Nigerians at heart, hence his decision to frustrate the ticket.
Excerpts from the letter below:
My dear brother, most people talk about the
Senate Presidency position, but this was not my
only offence. I have also been accused of
helping to frustrate some people’s opportunity
to emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s
running mate. But I have no problem with
My concern was that it would not be
politically smart of us to run with a Muslim-
Muslim ticket. I doubt if we would have won the
election if we had done this, especially after the
PDP had successfully framed us a Muslim party.
I felt we were no longer in 1993. Perhaps, more
than ever before, Nigerians are more sensitive
to issues of religious balancing. This, my
brother, was my original sin.
What they say to themselves, among other things, was that if he could conspire against our ambition, then he
must not realize his own ambition as well. For
me however, I have no regrets about this. I only
stood for what I believed was in the best
interest of the party and in the best interest