In what appears like President Muhammadu Buhari saying that the Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is being tried by the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has been forgiven, the President has described Saraki as “one of the most influential politicians of our time”.
In a statement issued by Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, on Monday, Buhari felicitated with the senate president on the occasion of his 54th birthday.
It should be recalled that President Buhari did not congratulate Saraki on his 53rd birthday anniversary in 2015.
“In a goodwill message to the celebrant, the president describes the senate president as ‘one of the most influential politicians of our time who has made tremendous impact on the country,’” the statement read.
“President Buhari notes that Senator Saraki has successfully kept the memory of his late father alive by identifying with the grassroots in his home state.”
While wishing the senate president more prosperous years , the president called for closer cooperation between the executive and the legislature to ensure the smooth implementation of government policies and programmes.