2019: Saraki denies running for president

Muhammadu Buhari and Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that the 2019 Presidency is not on his agenda.

He dismissed a social media report by a senior journalist, Dele Momodu, that he has finalized plan to join the 2019 presidential race, with Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu as his running mate.

Special Adviser to the Senate President, Yusuph Olaniyonu, told newsmen in Abuja, that the news is false.

According to him, if the news is true, it would had been in major dailies since last weekend.

In 2011, Mr. Saraki declared his interest to contest for the presidency under the banner of the PDP. He, however, stepped aside for Atiku Abubakar, the consensus candidate adopted by the northern aspirants in the party at the time.

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