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Why Buhari’s victory won’t last long — President of the Senate, Saraki says

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The president of the senate, Bukola Saraki, said that the victory of President Muhammadu Buhari in the polls will not last long.

The reelection of President Muhammadu Buhari as the President of Nigeria would be short – lived, according to a report by SaharaReporters, Bukola Saraki, Nigeria’s Senate President.

Speaking at the opening session of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting on Wednesday in Abuja, Saraki dismissed Buhari’s triumph at the polls as “purported victory”, adding that the PDP must defeat Buhari at the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal.

Saraki, who also doubled as the Director General of Atiku Abubakar Presidential Campaign Organisation, said the election revealed the true character of the PDP.

“First of all, the true reflection of the presidential election showed the kind of character that the PDP has. I think that is something that we should build on.

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“My own appeal to everybody is to say this victory that the other party has seen is going to be short-lived. We have a great future ahead and I believe we will start that on Saturday, to make sure that we defend those five states that are declared inconclusive.

“If anybody believes that it is a loss to PDP, it is a loss to the country that history will not forgive. We said many times here, that the worst to do is to do an election that as a country, Nigeria will not be proud of.

“We have done an election that no doubt anybody and even those that think they have won are ashamed of the kind of election we did.

“I think it is a shame to the country and those that were given that reponsiblity to do. We are setting a bad example not only in Nigeria but in the continent, when we bring militriasation into our election.”

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Alamu Tosin

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