Saraki contributed more than Tinubu to make Buhari president – Okupe

Doyin Okupe has reveals that Senate President Bukola Saraki contributed to the emergence of President Muhammadu Buhari more than Bola Tinubu.

Saraki contributed more than Tinubu to make Buhari president - Okupe

Doyin Okupe who is a former  presidential spokesperson, who made this known in a statement on Sunday, titled, “How Lai Mohammed betrayed Saraki”.

According to him, the Senate President was betrayed despite other stakeholders in the coalition agreeing to make him Senate President when Buhari becomes president.

He also alleged that the Minister of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, is one of those who betrayed the him despite getting his support to emerge minister.

Read statement below.

“Prior to the establishment of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, certain agreements were reached with principal stakeholders.

“Saraki was among the major stakeholders, being the single individual that raised the highest donation to the Buhari/All Progressives Congress campaign, far in excess of (what) Asiwaju (Bola) Tinubu or (Rotimi) Amaechi or anyone for that matter, (donated).

“Saraki was promised the post of Senate President and two ministerial slots.

“After May 29, 2015, President Muhammadu Buhari called Saraki and apologised that he could only have one ministerial slot instead of the two previously agreed.

“Saraki, most reluctantly, but in deference to the President, conceded.

“Shortly afterwards, the President requested for another political favour from Saraki. This time, he wanted Saraki’s consent to use the remaining one ministerial slot allocated to him (Saraki) to appoint Lai Mohammed as minister.

“This was a gruesome blow to Saraki who questioned why the President could not ask Asiwaju (Tinubu) to accommodate Lai Mohammed in his own slot.

“The President confirmed to Saraki that Asiwaju had blatantly refused to do so. A thoroughly perplexed Saraki could only plead with the president to allow him go back home in Kwara State and find the best way to break this heart-shattering news to members of his political family.

“It was an unimaginable scenario. It took more than sagacity and political dexterity for the request of the President to be accepted but for the grace and very long lasting bonded relationship for the Saraki camp not to break up for this singular development.

“Lai Mohammed was summoned by the elders of the group, including Alhaji Kawu Baraje and former Governor Shaba Lafiaji and others.

“Lai Mohammed wept profusely, severally rolling on bare floor and swearing on every sacred institution and object of faith.

“The elders told him point blank that they did not trust him but that they were doing this for God, the President and interest of their leader, Bukola Saraki.
“Today, Lai Mohammed is the leader of a movement planning to unseat Saraki and destroy him politically.”



  1. All these people are power drunk. The y have no regard for the citizens of this nation, but what they could derive from our National cake. God is on the throne

  2. All of that claim does not really matter now. It’s all in the past. The next presidential elections in Nigeria will reveal who is really loyal to who.

  3. Some say polities Is a game. Am beginning to agree to that statement because so many unbelivable things have been going on

  4. That’s politics for you,politics is chop and clean mouth …..And betrayal is not new thing in Nigeria politics

  5. And what is the point of all this stories. Can we please just build @least a good nation. It is all we ask for

  6. Their secrets is coming out in the open one by on, very soon the world will know what is really going on, may God deliver us from you all

  7. What does that mean? Why didn’t you tell us since? Why are you just telling us now? This is just to score cheap political gain

  8. Saraki didn’t do it for free then, it is for their personal reasons and he left him when he didn’t pay him as expected

  9. This is the kind of politics played in Nigeria just for selfish reasons and not to serve our great country. God will continue to expose u all and bring all of you down.

  10. I believe everything is openly come in place…… By God’s grace u will retain ur sit as the Senate president

  11. Why is it now that you are revealing the,thank you anyway, but you should have wait till after the election on the the 23rd

  12. Politics is truly a dirty game. They wanted to sideline him after using him but he proved to be smarter than them.

  13. It was God and the support of the masses that put President Muhammad Buhari in power not anyone’s money,,,

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