The attention of the media office of Senator Bukola Saraki CON has been drawn to today’s publications in Daily Trust Newspaper where it was stated that the former Governor of Kwara State suspends his 2015 Presidential Bid and would be supporting General Mohammed Buhari, a Presidential aspirant under APC. It is pertinent to state here that while all the Newspapers across the country published the correct press release, including online platforms, it is only Daily Trust Newspaper that publish an incorrect and total misleading statemt which is never contained in Senator Saraki’s relaese.
We wish to make it categorically clear and without any ambiguity that Senator Bukola Saraki did not and has not said he would be supporting any particular Presidential aspirant under his party, All Progressives Congress, APC, rather, the Senator said he would not endorse any of the aspirants immediately but he would make his mind known to the general public in due course. This is exactly what Saraki said.
It is pertinent to state here that Senator Saraki being an astute politician in the Nigeria Polity is not a politician that stand alone on his presidential bid. He believes in consultation, openness and collective responsibility, hence, he would need to meet, consult and take a joint decision on his next line of action about who to support. To say he is already backing a particular presidential aspirant is an erroneous statement which is meant to tarnish his image and to paint him in bad light before all concerned.
It is on this note that we urge the publisher of this misrepresented publication to withdraw same and instead of misleading the general public in this regard.
Finally, we wish to reiterate once again for record purposes that Distinguished Senator Bukola Saraki has neither made it public neither is it contained in his earlier released statement that having suspended his Presidential Interest for 2015, he has done so to give his support to a particular presidential aspirant. This is far from the truth and the general public should be properly guided accordingly.
Senator Saraki has made a commitment and uncommon sacrifice in the interest of his party, APC and Nigeria in general, therefore, his sees himself to be part of the solution rather than part of the problem of the party. Senator Saraki will soon meet and consult with his political associates in this regards and made his mind know to the public.