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LG elections: Presidency, APC jitter over Saraki’s defeat 

*This may signal doom ahead of the 2019 elections

We can reveal that the recently concluded Kwara state Local Government election has become a cause for serious embarrassment for the Senate and the Presidency. This is coming against the disgraceful defeat of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, in his constituency.

A source in the State House in Abuja, said the Presidency is deeply worried that the Senate President could suffer such embarrassing defeat even in the election organised under his watchful leadership of APC in Kwara State.

The Presidency is concerned that the abysmal performance of the Senate President, who is the number three citizen in the national political hierarchy is ominous for the success of the ruling APC ahead of 2019 general election.

You will recall that Senator Saraki’s political fortune began to plummet after he was arraigned in the Code of Conduct Tribunal on the allegations of false declaration of assets and other corrupt charges. Following his arraignment by the Code of Conduct Bureau, the Senate President, who was a two-term governor of Kwara State was publicly stoned in the Eid praying ground of Ilorin during the 2015 Eid-el-Kabir festival. Since then, he has been declared a persona non grata in a state his family have been holding sway as political pacesetter for decades.

“Notwithstanding the highly flawed and cooked up LG election results announced by the Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission (KWASIEC), the Presidency is shocked to discover that the Senate President has become a political spent force in Kwara”, said a source from Aso Villa.

Saraki and a close coterie of his political associates had it very rough with voters during the elections. Many of them lost in their wards. There is a clear departure of followers from their camp. The rival Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) were the major gainers of the shift in political alliance. This was made more prominent in the Kwara central, Senator Saraki’s constituency.

The ruling APC were also very jittery when an analysis of the people’s will were measured against the party which if all things remains equal will see the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, most likely run for a second term, given the ominous signs of the tilt in the party.

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