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My Reasons For Snubbing Independence Day Parade- Saraki


The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has explained reasons for his absence at the 58th Independence Anniversary celebrations in Abuja on Monday.

The event had two ex -Heads of State, Generals Yakubu Gowon and Abdulsalami Abubakar, alongside Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Walter Onnoghen in attendance with President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Eagle Square.

Although Saraki and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, were absent.


A statement signed by Saraki Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu said he was out of Abuja attending to other important political assignments

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“The Senate President and a frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP is currently not in Abuja, he is at the moment in his home state, Kwara.

“The governorship primary is holding today (yesterday) in Kwara and he must be present and after that, he will be holding a meeting with Kogi State delegates to the PDP National Convention.

“These are two very important assignments that require his attention,” Olaniyonu said.

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