- Senate president Bukola Saraki has boasted that he would emerge the PDP presidential candidate
- PDP is conducting its presidential primary on October 6
- Saraki said that he was certain that he would achieve his presidential ambition
Senate president and presidential aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Bukola Saraki, has said that his aspiration to rule the country is not just an ambition but a dream he hopes to realise.
Daily Trust reports that he described President Muhammadu Buhari's administration as sectional, saying that voting him out in 2019 will bring national unity and cohesion.
NAIJ.com gathered that while speaking in Owerri, the Imo state capital while meeting with the stakeholders of the party ahead of the October 6, presidential primaries, Saraki, said that Nigeria has never been so divided in ethnicity, politics and religion.
Saraki said that Nigeria need a president who has a national spread to unite all parts of the country, respect national character, grow local businesses and support entrepreneurial skills.
The Senate president, who described himself as the right person to lead Nigeria in the next political era, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has failed on its promises to Nigerians.
According to him, “By the grace of God, I will emerge PDP presidential candidate. My desire is not an just ambition. Nigeria has never been this divided. People are afraid to be called Nigerians. Ethnicity and religion have taken over. There is no inclusion anymore,no fairness, no federal character.”
He promised to partner with the people of the southeast to develop their business and entrepreneurial potentials.
The chairman of PDP in Imo state, Charles Ezekwem , who received the presidential hopeful, said that Igbo were interested in a presidential candidate that would restructure the country and create an additional state in the southeast.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com had previously reported that in an effort to avoid controversies after its presidential primaries, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)'s Board of Trustees (BoT) said that it is considering the reduction of the number of its aspirants.
The chairman of the BoT, Walid Jibrin, on Thursday, September 6, in Abuja revealed this after a meeting with members of the board. So far, the PDP has about 13 aspirants seeking to fly the presidential ticket of the party.
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