Did Saraki Really Snubbed Tinubu at Akeredolu’s Inauguration? Senate President Talks on Viral Video (Watch)
The Video making the rounds in the social media purporting that the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki snubbed a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu, has been described as untrue.
President of the Senate Dr Bukola Saraki with a Chieftain of the APC Bola Tinubu
A Video clip that has gone viral on the social media, appears to show Senate President, Bukola Saraki igntuneg National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu, at Rotimi Akeredolu’s inauguration as Ondo State Governor on Friday
According to SaharaReporters who shared the video, Saraki can be seen in the short clip greeting dignataries beside Tinubu, as the former Lagos State Governor looked on surprised that his presence was not acknowleged.
As the Senate President made to walk away, Tinubu can be heard calling “Bukky!”. Saraki eventually shook hands with him briefly and quickly moved on.
Apparently refuting report that he was behind Saraki’s ordeal, Tinubu in the Video said; “You don’t have to respond to everything. It is part of politics. Media will do their own and we will do our own”.
Bukola Saraki in a swift reaction to the Video making the rounds in the social media purporting that he snubbed Bola Tinubu, the President of the Senate, described it as untrue.
Bamikole Omishore, Special Adviser New Media to the President of the Senate told a NAN correspondent that the alleged snubbing “did not happen”.
He said that Saraki had already saluted Tinubu before moving on but the chieftain who was granting an interview at the time could not immediately respond.
He added that Tinubu upon realising that the President of the Senate had greeted him and was moving away, called his name and acknowledged his salutation before continuing with the interview he was granting.
“On the Video circulating social media that President of the Senate, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki allegedly snubbed one of the party leaders of APC, in the person of Bola Ahmed Tinubu, that definitely did not happen.
“Senator Bola Ahmed Tinubu was granting an interview when the President of the Senate greeted him and others but he could not respond so well at that particular time.
“That is why Tinubu called Saraki and the Senate President replied with a courtesy and reminded him that he greeted him but didn’t want to distract him from the interview.”
Watch the Video below and see if the alleged snubbing did happen or not
— Sahara Reporters (@SaharaReporters) February 25, 2017
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