By Alex Agbo
Senator Adamu Aliero from Kebbi State on Tuesday picked holes in Senator Bukola Saraki’s claim that he has the backing of 35 All Progressives Congress Senators and most of the North-west lawmakers of the party in his bid for the Senate presidency.
Aliero said Saraki was merely deceiving Nigerians and was far from the truth.
He said: “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.
“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.”
Saraki and Lawan are pitted against each other in the race for the Senate presidency.