- Senate president Bukola Saraki says the lack of experience of the Buhari-led Federal Executive Council caused the crisis in the Senate
- He said the country had never witnessed such division, as it is witnessing under the Buhari administration, since independence
- According to the Senate president, the only way to get it right is by utilising the opportunity of the 2019 elections to vote for leaders with the capacity to lead the nation
Olubukola Saraki, president of the Senate, has stated that the crisis rocking the upper legislative chamber was caused by the lack of experience of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Executive Council (FEC).
Saraki made the assertion when he was received by the Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi, and stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), at the Banquet Hall, Ebonyi state Government House, on Thursday, September 6, Daily Trust reports.
NAIJ.com gathers that the Senate president said the country had never witnessed such division, as it is witnessing under the Buhari administration, since independence.
He gave the assurance that he would address the problem of unemployment and insecurity ravaging the nation and restructure the nation, if elected as president.
Saraki further appealed to the state PDP delegates to vote for him in the forthcoming party primaries, in order to enable him fly the party’s presidential flag.
He said: “Today, we are at a crossroad trying to unite this country; we’re at a time to take important decisions for the future of this country. Having served as governor for eight years and now as Senate president where l equally provide leadership for the people, l have shown capacity.
“The cause of the problem that we are having at the Senate is because members of the Federal Executive Council lack experience; they forget that the executive and the Senate must work together.
“You all know that this country have never been divided like this before, you all know that security challenges is very high, you all know the issue of inclusion, you all know the challenges of freedom, injustice, and the inability to express our constitutional rights."
According to him, “the only way to get it right is when we utilize the opportunity of 2019 elections and vote for leaders with the capacity to lead the nation.”
Saraki promised to create an enabling environment for business to strive in the southeast, if elected president in 2019, as he sought support from the people of the region.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that Saraki claimed that the All Progressives Congress (APC) is scared of his possible emergence as presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki, who recently left the APC for the PDP, also challenged his former party to a national debate.
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