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The Good and bad sides of Jonathan-Bukola Saraki
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The Good and bad sides of Jonathan-Bukola Saraki

Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has revealed the good and bad sides of  former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The first encounter was when he went to discuss the massive stealing going in the name of fuel subsidy.

Speaking at the launch of Bolaji Abdullahi’s book, On A Platter of Gold, he stated
“I like to share one or two things that will probably summarize the former President Jonathan. I remember when I was then Senator and I came across this issue of fuel subsidy and the way the country was losing close to about N1.3 trillion.
‘’In the history of this country, I don’t think of any singular kind of level of corruption as huge as that. I had a motion already, I wanted to present on the floor of the Senate. I felt as a member of the ruling party at that time, it was only proper I discussed it with the President (first) maybe some action could be taken so that I stepped down the motion.
‘’ I booked an appointment to see Mr. President, I went with my paper, I started with the background of how people bring in petroleum products. I said Mr. President, in the past people used to get award letters from NNPC to bring in Premium Motor Spirit, (PMS) Dual Purpose Kerosene, (DPK) and make ten, twenty per cent profit. I said sir, they’ve taken it to another level, now, they get an order to bring in products they don’t want to make ten, twenty per cent any more. They will get an offer to bring in a cargo of 20,000 litres they will bring
in 5,000 to be stamped for 20,000 and instead of making ten percent, they make ten times the amount.
‘’ I was telling the President thinking the President will get very agitated, he said, ‘Senator Saraki, you know this oil business is very oily.’ I was stunned and taken aback but in a way, that was Jonathan in a sad way that was who he is.

The other one was when I wanted to run for President, I was very bold that day abd booked an appointment to see him, I did not want him to hear from a third party, so when I told him “Mr President, I am want to run for President, I want that seat”.

He just stretched his hand and said congratulations.I was stunned.Becuase if it were others, I don’t think I will make it out of the villa that day.

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