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How Lai Mohammed Betrayed Saraki – Doyin Okupe

Dr. Doyin OKupe, a former aide to ex-President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan has described in details how the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed betrayed the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

Doyin Okupe
Doyin Okupe

According to the details posted on his Facebook Wall, Okupe said Saraki was the biggest Donor for President Muhammadu Buhari’s Presidency in 2015.

He also disclosed that the Senate President was promised two slots in Buhari’s presidency, plus the position of the Senate President for his contribution.

According to the post, Saraki lost the two slots after the election and one of the slots was given to Saraki, who at today, is allegedly leading the group to oust the Senate President.

Okupe in the post titled “How Lai Mohammed betrayed Saraki”, the former aide said “Prior to the establishment of the PMB govt, certain agreements were reached with Principal stakeholders. Saraki was among the major stakeholders, haven being the single individual that raised the highest donation to the Buhari/Apc campaign. Far in excess of Asiwaju Tinubu or Amechi or anyone for that matter.

“Saraki was promised the post of Senate President and 2 ministerial slots.
After May 29th Pmb called Saraki and apologised that he can only have one ministerial slot instead of the 2 previously agreed. Saraki most reluctantly but in deference to the President conceded.

Shortly afterwards the president requested for another political favour from Saraki. This time he wanted Saraki’s consent to use the remaining one ministerial slot allocated to him (Saraki) to appoint Lai Mohammed as a minister.

“This was a gruesome blow to Saraki who questioned why the President could not ask Asiwaju to accommodate Lai Mohammed in his own slot. The President confirmed to saraki that Asiwaju had blatantly refused to do so. A thoroughly perplexed saraki could only plead with the president to allow him to go ack home in kwara and find the best way to break this heart-shattering news to members of his political family in kwara.

“It was an unimaginable s scenario. It took more than sagacity and political dexterity for the request of the president to be accepted. But for Grace and very long lasting bonded relationship for the saraki camp not to break up for this singular development.”

Okupe added that “Lai Mohammed was summoned by the elders of the group including alhaji Baraje and fmr governor Shabazz lafiaji and others.
Lai Mohammed wept profusely, severally rolling on the bare floor and swearing on every sacred institutions and object of faith.

“The elders told him point blank that they do not trust him but they were doing this for God, the President and interest of their leader Bukola Saraki.

Today Lai Mohammed is the leader of a movement planning to unseat Saraki and destroy him politically. God Almighty is not a rewarder of evil doers.

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