Nigeria Bigger Than Your Ambition, Saraki Replies Tinubu
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he acted in the national interest when he opposed a plan to foist a Muslim-Muslim presidency on Nigeria in 2014.
Saraki stated this Friday, in a statement by the head of his Media Office, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in response to the speech by a former Lagos governor, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday.
Tinubu, a presidential aspirant, had said that Saraki led a campaign of calumny against his emergence as the running mate of Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 presidential election.
Tinubu said: “He (Buhari) knew all the calculations then favoured us, that is why he wanted me as his vice, but I told him to let us build the party first.
“And when we finished building the party after we brought in people from the PDP, Saraki now saw that those from the PDP will not get anything if Buhari, a Muslim becomes the president and me, also a Muslim becomes his vice, he won’t get the senate president and the senate president cannot also be a Muslim, that was how they started the campaign of calumny against me.”
But Saraki said he believed Nigeria was bigger than anybody’s ambition, including that of Tinubu, reiterating that he would oppose any plan that causes a religious crisis in a multi-religious country like Nigeria.
“The opposition to a Muslim- Muslim ticket was not targeted at Tinubu or any other person. It was a decision that even all party leaders know helped the victory of the party and also worked for the unity of the country. That decision is not about self but national and collective interests. It is a decision which served the purpose of the people of Nigeria and I have no regret supporting it,” Saraki said.
Osinachi: Autopsy Report Exposes What ‘Caused’ Late Singer’s Death
The National Hospital, Abuja, has released an autopsy report that outlined what caused the death of the late gospel artist, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
The medical report did not confirm physical violence on the late singer.
It, however, listed some major findings on the cause of death of the late singer but nothing was mentioned about physical violence to the deceased.
The report dated 21/4/2022 and stamped with the seal of the hospital says “The main findings include generalized organ pallor, bilateral leg swelling, fluid in the sac containing the heart. Tumor deposits in and on the heart, lungs, and kidneys.
Massively enlarged heart. She also has fluid around the lungs, which restrict breathing. The spleen is enlarged and has signs of infection. There are no marks of violence in her on our examination.”
“I certify that cause of death in my opinion to be: Cardiac Tamponade( serious fluid in the sac containing the heart; tumours in the heart, lungs, kidneys; Septicaemia.”
Septicemia, or sepsis, is the clinical name for blood poisoning by bacteria.
Recall, Federal Capital Territory High Court adjourned the trial of the late singer’s husband, Peter Nwachukwu who was arraigned on 23 count charges bordering on domestic violence and homicide to June 16 and 17 for trial.
Source: Politics Nigeria