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Nigeria bigger than your political ambition, Saraki replies Tinubu



Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said he acted in national interest when opposed the plan of a Muslim-Muslim presidency in 2014.

He noted that Nigeria is bigger than any politician’s ambition.

Saraki said this in response to Tinubu’s speech in Abeokuta, Ogun State, on Thursday, in which he claimed that the former Senate President and others opposed his desire to be running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 elections.

This was revealed in a statement issued by the head of his Media Office, Yusuph Olaniyonu.

“When other leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and I stood against having a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2014, it was not a decision targeted at any individual or group, but one taken in the national interest. Tinubu knows this and he is just being mischievous by presenting this decision as something aimed at stopping his ambition.

“Let me make it clear that the decision to oppose the plans by some people to make APC present a Muslim-Muslim ticket in 2015 was in the national interest and I will take the same stand today, tomorrow and any other day. My stance is based on the fact that such a ticket is not good for the unity of the country and will further accentuate one of our fault lines,” he said