Presidential Ambition: Saraki Seeks Out Babangida In Minna

Presidential Ambition: Saraki Seeks Out Babangida In Minna

Dr Bukola Saraki, left, with General Ibrahim Babangida...

In order to probably shore up his chances of grabbing the Presidential ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) later this year, Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has paid a visit to former military President, General Ibrahim Babangida.

The duo, according to reports had a private meeting on Wednesday at the Hilltop residence, of the former military ruler.

News Agency of Nigeria  reports that Saraki landed at Minna International Airport at about 4.10 PM and drove straight to the hilltop home  of the  reclusive former leader.

While at the Airport, Saraki told reporters “We are here today about the democracy of this country, and that is what is important to me and to all of us that are here.

“I think when the time is right I will talk on your issue but today, we are talking about democracy in Nigeria, to defend the rule of law,” he said.

On whether or not he would relinquish the position of Senate Presidency which he was ‘given’ under the All Progressives Congress (APC),  Saraki stressed that he was not given the position but was elected by members.

He said that the Constitution allows any member of the Senate to stand for election as the President of the Senate irrespective of the person’s party.

“I was not given the position as senate president. I was elected by members,” he said.