Atiku looks marvelled as Saraki and Osiomole re-unites
APC national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole and the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, met at former president Goodluck Jonathan’s book lunch – Saraki’s PDP was on Saturday, November 17, defeated by APC during a House of Representative’s bye-election held in Kwara state – Oshiomhole had on Monday, November 19, mocked Saraki that the people of the state would end his political career in 2019 Despite their political differences, the national chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC), Adams Oshiomhole and the Senate president Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, November 20, set aside their grievances for a rare moment of camaraderie when they met at former President Goodluck Jonathan’s book launch. Sahara Reporters reports that Saraki and Oshiomhole have been at daggers drawn since the former crossed from the ruling party to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). a letter from an Editor Bayo Olupohunda gathered that the duo has exchanged a few unpalatable words in the media, with Oshiomhole insisting that Saraki must quit the office, but Saraki maintaining he would remain in office unless a two-thirds majority of the Senate decides otherwise.
It was reported that on Monday, after his party’s victory at the weekend House of Representatives by-election in Kwara state, as well as in Bauchi and Katsina states, Oshiomhole expressed ‘excitement’ with the “humiliating defeat that Senator Bukola Saraki suffered in the hands of Kwaran people”. “What the people of Kwara have done to him is that they are going to politically bury him come February next year and he has seen the first warning,” he added. However, when Jonathan launched ‘My Transition Hours’ as part of his 61st birthday celebrations, both men exchanged a warm handshake and posed for photos to the admiration of Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the PDP, and other dignitaries. Meanwhile, newsoline.com.ng had previously reported that former president Goodluck Jonathan revealed the alleged reasons why he lost the 2015 presidential election to President Muhammadu Buhari. The former president claimed that the mass defection of some former governors of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to the then opposition All Progressive Congress (APC) cost him his bid to be re-elected for a second term in office. Jonathan who lost the 2015 presidential election with just over 2.5 million votes also reportedly blamed northern leaders who wanted power returned to their region for sabotaging his re-election bid.