Kwara PDP Primary: Saraki Did Not Betray Me, Says Bolaji Abdullahi

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Hamid Adedeji

A former spokesman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Malam Bolaji Abdullahi has said he was not betrayed by the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki over the gubernatorial primary election of the Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Abdullahi who was a gubernatorial aspirant in the state, was reacting to reports that indicated that the Senate President worked against his governorship ambition.

The former Minister of Sports withdrew from the race on Monday.
Abdullahi said in a statement that though the outcome of the primaries may have been disappointing, he has “accepted it as the will of Allah”.

He said the sacrifices he made for the party were not dependent on expectations of a reward but were done out of personal principles.

“Following the reactions that have trailed the governorship primaries of our party, the Peoples Democratic Party in Kwara State, it has become imperative for me to make the following clarifications,” he said.
“While the outcome of the primaries may have been disappointing, I have accepted it as the will of Almighty Allah, who alone gives power. I want to thank all those who have expressed concerns for me. I am humbled and flattered by your support.

“However, I will like to note that there are many factors at play in politics. Therefore, interpreting what happened as betrayal is not correct. “My leader, Dr. Bukola Saraki, did not betray me.
“Whatever sacrifices I have made in the past were based on my personal principles, and were not contingent on expectations of any reward. I remain a loyal member of the Saraki political family under the leadership of Dr. Bukola Saraki.”