One of Bukola Saraki’s loyalists in the Senate, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media, has explained that the Senate President was under pressure to join the presidential race.
The source said, “He is seriously under pressure by so many groups, friends in business, politicians – senators and governors, traditional rulers and others. But as you may know, he is somebody who listens more and will only smile than say what he will do.”
But when contacted, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, said he did not know the lawmaker’s political aspiration.
“I cannot answer the question (on his presidential ambition), it is only he (Saraki) who can do that,” he said.