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    Saturday, 23 April 2016

    My Original Sin Was Opposing Muslim/Muslim Ticket In The APC – Saraki


    Since Dele Momodu took sides with Bukola Saraki, his alleged corruption case has become more interesting.
    Momodu did not see it wise to ask Saraki if he TRULY defrauded Nigeria by engaging in false and anticipatory assets declaration. He simply said Saraki is not the only thief.
    When PDP sacked Adolphus Wabara and Evans Ewerem as Senate President, were they the only thief in the countru? When you seek high office, you must do so with clean hands. This is so all over the world.
    Anyway, the embattled Bukola Saraki has made some fresh claims about his troubles. Details…
    Saraki who refrained from mentioning any name, claims that because he objected to the aspiration of some persons to be running mate to Buhari in the run up to the 2015 election, he is being prosecuted.
    Responding to a letter by Dele Momodu, Saraki wrote on his ongoing trial at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, stressing that, it is not a corruption matter as many have come to realise.
    On the issue of a Muslim-Muslim ticket he said: “I have also been accused of helping to frustrate some people’s opportunity to emerge as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate. But I have no problem with anybody.
    My concern was that it would not be politically smart of us to run with a Muslim-Muslim ticket.
    “I doubt if we would have won the election if we had done this, especially after the PDP had successfully framed us a Muslim party. I felt we were no longer in 1993.
    “Perhaps, more than ever before, Nigerians are more sensitive to issues of religious balancing. This, my brother, was my original sin,” he said.
    Adding that, “What they say to themselves, among other things, was that if he could conspire against our ambition, then he must not realize his own ambition as well. For me however, I have no regrets about this.
    I only stood for what I believed was in the best interest of the party and in the best interest of Nigeria.”

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