Why former govs are sup­port­ing Saraki –Aliero

Daily Trust - - INSIDE POLITICS - By Ismail Mu­dashir

Former gover­nor of Kebbi State Sen­a­tor Muham­mad Adamu Aliero yes­ter­day opened up on why former gov­er­nors at the Sen­ate are sup­port­ing the Sen­ate Pres­i­dent, Bukola Saraki.

Daily Trust re­ports that Sen­a­tor Ahmed Sani Yarima, a former gover­nor, nom­i­nated Saraki for the Sen­ate Pres­i­dency on June 9th when the 8th As­sem­bly was pro­claimed.

The de­vel­op­ment gave Saraki up­per hand over Sen­a­tor Ahmed Lawan, the pre­ferred can­di­date of the All Pro­gres­sives Congress (APC).

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that since then, the former gov­er­nors, num­ber­ing 14 at the Sen­ate, have been solidly be­hind Saraki.

Twice, the former gov­er­nors, who are serv­ing at the Up­per Cham­ber, fol­lowed Saraki to the Code of Con­duct Tri­bunal (CCT) where he is fac­ing 13 count charges of false as­set dec­la­ra­tion.

In an in­ter­view, Aliero (APC, Kebbi Cen­tral) gave five rea­sons why they threw their weight be­hind the Sen­ate pres­i­dent, who is a former gover­nor of Kwara State.

“One, he was a former gover­nor like us. So far, he is lead­ing the Sen­ate very well. So, I don’t see rea­sons why he should not be sup­ported.

“He is giv­ing the right lead­er­ship to us; he is try­ing to carry ev­ery­body along; he is very sup­port­ive of the Ex­ec­u­tive arm of gov­ern­ment and Saraki is lead­ing the Sen­ate prop­erly.

“Also, Saraki is try­ing to unite the Sen­ate ir­re­spec­tive of po­lit­i­cal dif­fer­ences and fac­tions, he tries to be fair to all and no­body is com­plain­ing,” he said.

Ac­cord­ing to him, “we will con­tinue to sup­port him as long as he is sup­port­ing what Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari is do­ing. If he goes wrong, we will not hes­i­tate to cau­tion him so that he can amend.”

Sen­ate Pres­i­dent Saraki

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