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Saraki speaks: My son not interested in becoming Kwara governor

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President of the Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has refuted claims that his son is being groomed to become the next governor of Kwara state in 2019.

Speaking at the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja Friday, Saraki said reports that his son was being groomed as the next governor of the state is false.

“The boy is not interested 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 traveled and disappeared for months.

“After seeing what my father had been through I thought to myself that this is not for me” he said

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