Why I Visited Ex-President Obasanjo – Senate President, Bukola Saraki

Published 3 years ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 08:47 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)

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Senate President Bukola Saraki on Friday said his visit to former President Olusegun Obasanjo was to receive his blessing and tap from his reservoir of knowledge on how to move the Senate and the nation forward.

Mr. Saraki, who was accompanied on the visit by Senators Andy Uba, Danjuma Goje and Ahmed Yerima as well as a former Governor of Osun State, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, made this known to journalists during an interview after his over two hours closed-door meeting with the ex-President at his Oke-Mosan Hilltop mansion in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital.

“I’m here with some of my colleagues”, Mr. Saraki said. “Since I’ve been the Senate President, as one of our fathers, the former president, we are here to pay our homage to him, to seek his advice, to get his blessing and also to consult.
“We all know President Obasanjo’s value to this country and we are here to tap from his wisdom, knowledge and experience”.

In response to a question of how he was going about sorting out his differences with the All Progressives Congress, APC, over his election as senate president, which was in defiance of the party’s directive, Saraki said, “As you can see, things are moving smoothly. Definitely, be rest assured that all that would be put behind us very shortly. We are very confident about this”.

Speaking on the calls for a downward review of Nigerian lawmakers’ salaries and allowances, the senate president said, “Well, I think already that is in progress. If you remember last time, it was about N150billion and it’s coming down to N120billion.‎

“I think the situation in the country deserves that every public servant must make sacrifices and whatever sacrifice that is necessary, we will do it.
“And that is being done. So, be rest assured that we are sensitive, we are aware of the situation in the country and if we are going to lead, we must lead by example. And we would do that”.


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OBASURE at 09:29 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Who born monkey? U must bow to the King!
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royalsam450 at 09:36 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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See change
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freethinker at 11:05 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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YOU ARE A DISGRACE
YOU WENT TO OBJ TO RECEIVE BLESSING? SHAME TO YOU!
HOW CAN HE GIVE YOU WHAT HE DON'T HAVE?
APC HAS FAILED NIGERIANS.
THEY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW TO GOVERN
LOOK AT BUHARI,,HE HAS BEEN VISITING ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER,,HE IS CONFUSED,,HE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START
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freethinker at 11:08 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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 IT WOULD HAVE BE BETTER IF YOU HAVE GONE TO BOKO HARAM FOR BLESSING,,,,,,,,EWU CAN BEER
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beneno at 11:43 PM, 19/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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ooooooooooh
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Illega at 12:45 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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I tired for this people, they are all this same visiting Obasanjo for what now?. They are planning how to share naija money, but there is God oooooo . look at this pedophile senator Yerima  passing signing in a bill that allow  under age girls to married older men. Nigeria  jaga, jaga.
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Stylecool at 03:45 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Has change come? Wasted generation
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PoliticxGuru at 06:18 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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if not for OBJ initiatives people like you making wrong comments abt him would have been in the Zoo
...... wasted generation
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Deprince3 at 07:13 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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THIS COUNTRY IS A DISGRACE, WHICH TIME HAVE ANYONE SEEN USA SENATE GOING TO BUSH , CARTER OR CLINTON HOUSE FOR BLESSINGS, OR BRITISH PARLIAMENT GOING TO BLAIR HOUSE TO SEEK BLESSINGS OR WHATEVER THEY'RE IN THAT SENSE MAKING ONE MAN ABOVE THE LAW AND ABOVE THE INSTITUTION THE REPRESENY. THAT IS NONSENSE. IF YOU'RE DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLADGE TO HOLD A POSITION DON'T EVEN CONTEST FOR IT AT THE FIRST PLACE. ARRANT NONSENSE.
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SweetDaddy1 at 07:44 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Quote from: Deprince3 on 07:13 AM, 20/06/2015
THIS COUNTRY IS A DISGRACE, WHICH TIME HAVE ANYONE SEEN USA SENATE GOING TO BUSH , CARTER OR CLINTON HOUSE FOR BLESSINGS, OR BRITISH PARLIAMENT GOING TO BLAIR HOUSE TO SEEK BLESSINGS OR WHATEVER THEY'RE IN THAT SENSE MAKING ONE MAN ABOVE THE LAW AND ABOVE THE INSTITUTION THEY REPRESENT. THAT IS NONSENSE. IF YOU'RE DON'T HAVE THE EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE TO HOLD A POSITION DON'T EVEN CONTEST FOR IT AT THE FIRST PLACE. ARRANT NONSENSE.
The truth is sweeter than sugar.
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dannylourdes at 09:00 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Finished generation and wasted society
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eoadex2003 at 09:10 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world.
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ignis99 at 11:22 AM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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talk talk .....
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echeeche at 05:30 PM, 20/06/2015 (3 years ago)
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Your time use it as you like
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elchymo at 01:43 PM, 16/08/2015 (3 years ago)
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Alright
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Sparky12 at 09:02 AM, 13/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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kk
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zezprincess at 11:51 AM, 13/04/2016 (3 years ago)
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Bukola shame on you,Is obasanjo God? Why not ask God to give you wisdom,grace&understanding to help you in your duty.
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