Senator Adamu Aliero has said the representative of Kwara Central Senatorial District in the National Assembly, Senator Bukola Saraki, lied when he claimed that the North West geopolitical zone had backed his ambition for Senate presidency.
Aliero, in a statement on Tuesday, said it came to him as a surprise reading the story of the purported backing of Saraki for the Senate presidency.
Aliero, who is from the North West, said in the statement: “I have read with surprising disgust the story published in one of the national dailies in which infantile claims were made about the purported blanket support secured by Senator Saraki from the North West for his Senate Presidency ambition. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
“I want to state categorically that the North West of which I am a member has not given such a blanket support to Senator Saraki.
“The story published in the paper titled, “Senate Presidency: Saraki Consolidates as Lawan’s Group Hits the Rock”, is riddled with innuendos, half truths and political incantations of no value.”
Aliero threw his weight behind Lawan for the Senate presidency.
He said: “The Senator Lawan group remains in strong contention and will not descend to the level of disparaging anyone through sponsored stories that are fabrications and aimed at misleading the unsuspecting public.”

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