Bukola Saraki, Nigeria Senate President has ruled out the possibility of his son contesting the 2019 governorship election in Kwara State.
Saraki at a Forum in Abuja said that it was untrue that his son was being groomed as the next governor of the state, adding that he (his son) does not have interest in politics.
“That is not in the offing at all; I am sure he doesn’t even want to hear politics at all.“You know, it is not easy for children who are born to politicians, especially in this time, to embrace politics. When I was much younger, we were insulated from some of the political issues and because we didn’t read the newspapers, we didn’t know what was happening.
“I reluctantly went into politics, you can go and check. Once or twice, I was given the form to run for House of Representatives and I remember I just travelled and disappeared for months.
“After seeing what my father had been through, I thought to myself that this is not for me,” he said.
Saraki, however, said the most important thing for him in the state was the legacy being left and the continuity and good relationship between former and the serving governor, noting that his successor (Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed) had also done a good job in transforming the state by creating an environment for entrepreneurship.