Saraki ‘I visited Obasanjo to seek his blessing,’ Senate President says

Saraki, describing Obasanjo as his father, added that he also sought advice from him on how to move the Senate and the nation forward.

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki visits former President, Olusegun Obasanjo

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Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said that he visited former President, Olusegun Obasanjo in order to receive his blessing.

Saraki, describing Obasanjo as his father, added that he also sought advice from him on how to move the Senate and the nation forward.

The Senate President made the disclosure on Friday, June 19, 2015 after a closed-door meeting with Obasanjo.

“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,” Saraki said.

“We all know President Obasanjo’s value to this country and we are here to tap from his wisdom, knowledge and experience,” he added.

When asked on how he was handling the crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) which was caused by his emergence as Senate President, 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.”

Earlier reports had it that Saraki met with Obasanjo to seek the former President’s intervention in the rift between him, the APC and President Muhammadu Buhari.

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