Nigeria election result: Senator Ibrahim reveals what caused Saraki’s defeat


A member of the National Assembly, Sen. Abu Ibrahim, has attributed Senate President Bukola Saraki’s defeat in Saturday’s National Assembly elections to his selfishness.

Ibrahim told newsmen on Tuesday in Abuja that the Senate President’s defeat was a clear indication that the people had rejected him due to his crave to satisfy self above people’s interest.

According to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Labour and Productivity, the people have become wiser which was why they decided to vote him out.

“I said we were going to retire Saraki and we have done it.

“We carried out enquiries at the grassroots and then continued to pray that he should lose.

“I want to congratulate the people of Kwara for demystifying Saraki.

“Saraki is very selfish. It is always Saraki first before others. He only cares about himself. The people only showed that they have become wiser,” he said.

According to him, Saraki’s defeat only shows he has lost grip of the people.

“This shows that Saraki no longer has strength. If he feels there were manipulations, it clearly shows that he was always manipulating election results but now that he is weak he can longer manipulate.

“Wherever he went he was called ole (thief), even on social media,” he said.

On the outcome of the presidential election, the lawmaker said that he was optimistic that President Muhammadu Buhari would be declared winner.

He cautioned that the APC should put its acts together this time to determine the leadership of the 9th National Assembly, adding that such step would prevent the controversies that characterised the 8th Assembly.

Ibrahim congratulated all candidates that emerged winners in the national assembly election, particularly APC candidates.

He assured that the crop of persons that would make up the 9th Assembly were experienced and would contribute immensely to national development.

“From what I have seen in the outcome of the election, more experienced hands are coming to the 9th Assembly.

“The APC has to take control from the onset to provide leadership.

“The party should come out and decide who will become leaders of the National Assembly.

“It should not be free for all like the 8th Assembly. I believe there should be a better outing in the 9th Senate,” NAN quoted him as saying.


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