Bukola Saraki is currently trending in a viral audio of him saying he funded Buhari’s campaign in 2015 with billions of Naira, with the hope of getting juicy appointment for his people, but was dumped soon after the election was won.
In the audio which was shared online by social media commentator, Kayode Ogundamisi, Saraki is heard speaking Yoruba language, as he bares his mind, on what promoted the move to oppose the President.
“All that you have complained about tonight is on point, I can not find anything you have said that is not on point, you complained about empowerment”
“Let us agree that the last 3 and a half years, things have not been easy at all, I agree and accept things have not been easy at all, particularly in the area of empowerment”
“When you all are complaining and you give example of Gegele and co and you compare it to what is happening now, I am sure you are asking yourself, what is happening? how come all of you struggling with me are not rewarded, it is unacceptable”
“Before 2015 I have always tried to empower the youth and get you involved in appointments, but this time around as a result of what I call human factor, things have not been the same, I believe it is the will of God”
“What is the point of putting everything into the emergence of a government and we could not benefit anything from the government, you are asking yourself, what have you benefited”
“If you have not benefited personally in the last 3 and a half years, how do you go to market us, wont people ask you what you have benefited for yourself?
“It got to a stage that people will be making fund of you and asking you what you have benefited, but what is happening from Abuja, use me as an example, in 2015 I carried APC on my head around Nigeria”
“Hardly any state in Nigeria that I did not campaign forMuhammadu Buhari, up to the time of the election in 2015, out of 36 states I paid for the election of 30 states”
“Out of 36 states in Nigeria I funded Buhari campaign in 30 States, some states I paid 200 Million Naira, some 300 Million, some 400 Million, the only states I did not fund are South West States”
“Many times I will be calling my Banks to send money to fund elections across Nigeria for Buhari my thinking was that when we get elected, the next thing is that we will get majority of our people appointments”
“In fact I had already promised some of you here that you will either be MD of Federal agencies, either road maintenance, NIPDA (inaudible) even Nigerian Ports Authority, SUBEB and so on and so forth”
“I know if I put someone amongst you from Kwara even in the smallest Federal agencies, the contract you will sign out, 1Million, 2 Million, but for the first time that I have been in politics even speaker cant appoint a cleaner”
“I as President of Senate I could not even appoint a cleaner not to talk of Board appointment, if you look at Executive positions I have nothing even after spending Billions for 3 and a half years, I am as angry as you are ”
“I am fighting Buhari because of you, if it because of me I wont fight, it is not easy to fight the federal government, the sufferings you are all going trough is because they did not fulfil our agenda”
“In 2018 I told you all I wont be going with APC but in the last one or 2 months that I left I have been doing a lot for you people, my politics is for all of you, I am just here to empower you all, don’t mind the one who just bought form for 33M ”
“It was not my plan not to appoint you, when when David Mark was Senate President, every confirmation he made for the President came with something, if they really love us now you will be empowered”
“In the past we they have a cut for Senate President and Speaker but not anymore, so we are no longer going with APC as soon as we joined PDP they called me National Leader when I lost election Atiku came to me immediately”
“Now we have seen the sign that if Atiku becomes President things will come to us, he told me I am the only one that can run his campaign, I know it is not easy for you all, but let me assure you things will be better”
“God see my “aniyan” (Arabic word) now in PDP they have brought us closer, how many people in Kwara did APC bring together in Kwara, now we will soon have power, today in APC they want us to go to Asiwaju Tinubu in Lagos”
“If I am the only one in PDP I will fight alone, my Father made Kwara and took Kwara to the top 10 in Nigeria and I also took Kwara to between number 1 to 3 in Nigerian politics and they now want us to bow to Lagos”
“In the coming election we will put Youth into power in Kwara, let us take Atunwa as he his, he will take care of you all, all those who contested against him are loyal but Atunwa will….. inaudible” (applause)
“When I was Governor I gave a lot of young people contract, they buy land etc and then empower others, I want to return you to the days of when I was Governor when you were all enjoying, Atiku will open things when we win election”
“You know as a leader I see things that followers don’t see, when we followed Buhari we felt after spending money, we saw that he failed to reward us, so we said this Baba is not coming back, no money, no patronage all over Nigeria”
“Even with all the problem we have with Buhari the little cut I get I always send to Kwara but I can tell you that we had to design a method to make the little we have, they did not involve us in slot
“The only agenda APC have for Kwara is to fight Bukola Saraki , they favour Osun State with empowerment, for the remaining time of Buhari, we will still get some things, we gave them list for FIIRS for 3 years they did not employ our list”
Listen to audio:
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) November 16, 2018
See some reactions:
`THE MESUJAMBA REMIX Good night everyone. Enjoy👇
— Kayode Ogundamisi (@ogundamisi) November 16, 2018
Yes Saraki left APC bc of his pockets. What is surprising here is that some of you are acting surprised. It is not a revelation. Stealing public funds is a way of life for him and his allies. They must have unfettered access to the Nation's Treasury else there won't be peace.
— KUKUTE (@Ade_Nurayn) November 17, 2018
Kwara State, you might want to ask Saraki where he got the 10 billion Naira he claimed he gave to 30 states. In expectation of “sharing.”
Thank you PMB for saying “not on my watch”
— Susan (@SusanHenshaw50) November 17, 2018
God forbids Nigerians bequeath their future into the hands of these uber-desperate and crooked Atiku, Saraki and their itchy fingers crew in the name of the crying deception called "GetNigeriaWorkingAgain
— SoulJah (@jeffphilips1) November 16, 2018
One one hand, they criticise #TraderMoni that gives N10K loans to petty traders. On the other, they defend Saraki's audio complaining about patronage not reaching him to "share to the boys", claiming that is how the game is played.
— Karo (@Karovoni) November 17, 2018
The wickedness in the heart of men. Saraki invested over one billion naira in 2015 elections in return for a juicy post but couldn't provide basic amenities in his state.
— Wale Adetona (@iSlimfit) November 17, 2018
Bukola Saraki audio….. long story short President Kwarapshun’s 2015 was funded by him (saraki) when kwarapshun won, he played Sakari fast one & he didn’t give him appointment for his crew in Kwara. The rest is him playing some gullible young crowd he’s not part of the problem. pic.twitter.com/E04NcZjUAb
— Wale Gates 🇳🇬🇬🇧 (@walegates) November 16, 2018
Saraki is not fighting for Kwara State people to get Roads, Rail, Industries, or Hospitals. He's fighting for his co-criminals to get appointment, award bogus contracts, collect 100% payment, abandon them as usual, and share the money among political thugs. https://t.co/ezluwF1v0c
— Adamu Hayatu™ (@AHayatu) November 17, 2018
Public Service Announcement.
Saraki must NOT return to the 9th National Assembly.
— ilsa aida (@IlsaAida) November 16, 2018
My Father Never Handed Kwara To Lagosian And I'll Not Allow That
— Bolaji🇳🇬 (@darmmie4luv) November 15, 2018
I am disappointed in @bukolasaraki. Listening to that 33mims audio recording of his meeting is disgraceful and distasteful.
What!!! Number 3 man of the nation with that mentality. Now I know why it is difficult to move forward as a Nation.
— Bashorun Imoleayo Kongi (@lightdworld) November 16, 2018
Very sad… And some foolish people who hate Nigeria will still vote Saraki Atiku and PDP
— Deji Adeyanju (@brynxy1) November 16, 2018
Thank you @ogundamisi now I understand what it is these guys are really fighting for. To all of them, Buhari has taken away the yam, and so the goats are without food.
Indeed Atiku has got goats of his own, and so making yams available will be a priority. #NeverAgain
— TheNigerian (@UgohTersur) November 16, 2018