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. “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. (Source: Daily Post)