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Former Senate President Bukola Saraki clocks 57 today

Born on 19 December 1962, Saraki trained and practised as a medical doctor in the United Kingdom before returning to Nigeria in 1990.


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Former Senate President Bukola Saraki

Nigeria’s former Senate President Bukola Saraki is 57 years old.

Born on 19 December 1962, Saraki trained and practised as a medical doctor in the United Kingdom before returning to Nigeria in 1990.

Saraki was elected governor of Kwara State under the platform of the People's Democratic Party from 2003 to 2011.

He served as the 13th President of The Senate and Chair of the 8th Session of Nigeria's National Assembly from 2015 to 2019.

Also, read what Saraki said after court ordered forfeiture of his houses

 Saraki was first elected to the Senate in April 2011, also under the platform of the PDP, representing the Kwara Central Senatorial District, and then re-elected in the March 2015 general elections under the platform of the All Progressive Congress.

He decamped from All Progressive Congress back to his former party People's Democratic Party, on 31 July 2018.

Saraki declared his intention to vie for the Office of President of Nigeria under the People's Democratic Party (PDP) but lost to Atiku Abubakar, he was subsequently announced as the DG of Atiku's Presidential Campaign Council.

Saraki currently holds no political office. He is best remembered for leading a fairly independent legislature during his time as the President of the Senate.

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