Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s senate president, lost his re-election bid to APC’s candidate Ibrahim Oloriegbe, in Kwara State, according to INEC‘s official declaration.
Read the open letter Dele Momodu, a strong supporter and friend of Senate President Bukola Saraki, wrote to him following the loss of his senatorial seat in Saturday’s election.
My dear Oloye, DR ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, I appreciate the battles you fought for Democracy. But for you, and a few others, Nigeria would have been sentenced to a full-blown dictatorship. Because you stood, like the Rock of Gibraltar, elections and politics became full-scale war in Nigeria. In the last four years, despite your epic support for the Saints, they threw everything at you, but God kept you going, miraculously. Today, as always, I salute your doggedness. You’re a General. The best is yet to come…
Saraki lost to his challenger in all the 4 local government areas in the district as he polled 68,994 votes against Oloriegbe’s 123,808.