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FW: What about the Bukola Saraki leaked audio tape

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

Aisha-Nana Salaudeen

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This article is part of our #FirstWord series to provide context on trending news.

In a leaked audio tape making rounds on social media, the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki explained his beef with the current administration and the All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to Saraki, he committed resources to President Muhammadu Buhari’s electoral bid in 2015 and got nothing out of it when the President eventually got into power. He also alleged that during the campaign for Buhari’s election, he paid millions of naira for logistics in 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states.

The conversation happened in Kwara State where the Senate President was addressing some young members of his party in Yoruba - the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). Audio transcript  here.

Key points from the clip

The Senate President is mad at the current administration because he has not ‘benefited anything’ from the APC government since 2015 and his people have not been compensated for his role in bringing President Buhari into power.

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