‘Saraki will not run against President Buhari in 2019 out of respect’ Hakeem Baba-Ahmed says
The Chief of Staff to Senate President Bukola Saraki, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, says his boss will not run against President Buhari in the 2019 presidential election out of respect. Baba-Ahmed said this while speaking on a weekly Hausa Programme aired on DITV/Alheri Radio that was monitored by DailyTrust yesterday.
“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 respects 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