Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that the only condition that can stop him from contesting the 2019 Presidential election is if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to re-contest.
Saraki made the revelation yesterday on a weekly Hausa Programme aired on Alheri Radio, Kaduna, monitored by our reporter.
The Senate President’s Chief of Staff, Hakeem Baba-Ahmed, who spoke on his behalf said: “There is no way Senator Bukola Saraki will contest for president in 2019 as long as President Buhari will contest. This I know very well because I work with him and I should know that.
“But if President Buhari says he will not re-contest the position, that is a different case.
“The Senate President will not contest against President Buhari because he sees and respected him as a father.
“The same thing happened in 2011 and 2015, if you remember. Saraki declined to contest against him; instead, he joined others to work for the success of the President in the 2015 elections.” he said.