Senate president, Bukola Saraki, has distance himself from insinuations that he planted the Daily Sun report of October 10 linking the him and the national leader of the All Progressive Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu of plot to oppose President Muhammadu Buhari.
Recall that Daily Sun in the publication said security agencies have launched a surveillance ring around the leader of the ruling APC, Tinubu and others, including some members of the National Assembly, over an alleged plot against President Buhari.
Responding to allegation by a Lagos based group, Lagos State Association of Indigenous Youths (LAIY) which accused the Senate president of trying to malign Bola Tinubu’s reputation.
LAIY alleged that Saraki could be responsible for the publication of the fake report meant to start the controversy within the ruling party and divert attention from his court case.
Denying the allegation, Saraki said it is totally untrue and unreasonable to link the source of the report to him.
Speaking to Naij.com, Saraki who spoke through his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Yusuph Olaniyonu, reiterated that his principal stands by his earlier statement where he said he and Tinubu have not had any meeting or communication since he became senate president.
“I saw the statement said to be issued by Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu over a story published by The Sun newspapers. I have decided not to join issues with Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. However, I know that most Nigerians are aware that there has been no meeting or communication between me and Asiwaju Tinubu since I was elected Senate President. Therefore, I do not see any basis for a newspaper to report that we are both plotting to oppose the President,” Saraki wrote in his statement on October 12.
Meanwhile, the senate president has officially written to President Muhammadu Buhari over the confirmation of 18 ministerial nominees by the senate.
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