Saraki Explains Why He Didn't Attend Independence Day Parade
File: Senate President Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he did not attend the 2018 Independence Day Parade in Abuja due to the Peoples Democratic Party governorship primary in Kwara State.

Saraki was absent at the parade on Monday in Abuja as the country marked its 58th Independence Day.

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And in a statement by Saraki via his media aide Yusuph Olaniyonu, said his principal was not in Abuja during the time of the parade.

“The Senate President and a frontline presidential aspirant on the platform of the PDP is currently not in Abuja, he is at the moment in his home state, Kwara,” the statement said.

“The governorship primary is holding today (yesterday) in Kwara and he must be present and after that, he will be holding a meeting with Kogi State delegates to the PDP National Convention. These are two very important assignments that require his attention.”