2019: My Son Isn't Interested In Kwara Governorship - Saraki
The name Saraki has become synonymous with Kwara. Over the last 20 years, the state has been ruled and governed by the very powerful dynasty that appears set to extend to the third generation.
However, the Senate President and former governor of Kwara, Dr. Bukola says his son, Seyi is not interested in running for office in 2019.
He said reports that his son was being groomed to become governor are untrue.
Seni, who is a law graduate is the Chairman of the Ilorin based Nigeria National League side, Abubakar Bukola Saraki Football Club (ABS FC).
“That is not in the offing at all; I am sure he doesn’t even want to hear politics at all,” Saraki said.
“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 travelled and disappeared for months.
“After seeing what my father had been through I thought to myself that this is not for me.”
Despite his initial “reluctance” to venture into politics, Saraki has held many political offices in Nigeria.
There are reports that he has his eyes set on becoming President, an office he once contested for during the PDP primaries in 2011.