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Decisions taken by the Senate under my leadership were in the interest of Nigerians – Saraki

Ex-Senate President Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has stated that most of the actions taken by the Senate under his leadership were in the interest of Nigerians.

Saraki who presided over the 8th Senate noted that the decision not to confirm some appointees of the Federal Government was made after the Senate did its due diligence and found the individuals not worthy for confirmation.

He noted that the Senate under him twice rejected the then acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim Magu, following a security report against him by the Department of State Services (DSS).

Saraki was also repeatedly accused of deliberating frustrating the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Now he is out, but things only got even worst.

In what appears to be his first reaction to these many allegations against him, Saraki said that the decisions he took were in the best interest of the nation, adding that there was nothing personal.

“When we didn’t confirm certain appointees, it was because we did our due diligence.

“When we invited the Inspector General of Police and the security chiefs, it was because we wanted to find solutions to the issues of insecurity at the time.

“It (the invitation) was never about a personal agenda. It was always about Nigeria!

“The decisions that we took, the positions we adopted, and the interventions that we embarked on were in the interest of the nation,” he added.

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