August 20, 2018

Split in R-APC as Saraki moves to join presidential race (Nation)

Split in R-APC as Saraki moves to join presidential race (Nation)

Senate President Bukola Saraki is warming up to join the race for the Presidential ticket of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in August, according to sources in his camp. Hints about his presidential ambition emerged yesterday; just 24 hours after the Supreme Court cleared him of allegations of impropriety in his declaration of assets form by the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC). The news immediately threw the camps of Governor Aminu Tambuwal and Senator Rabiu Kwankwaso, who are co-drivers of the R-APC with Saraki, into confusion. Tambuwal and Kwankwaso are also interested in the PDP presidential ticket and sources said it was their primary reason for wanting to return to the party having found out that they could not wrestle the ticket from President Buhari in the APC. Read more

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