3.9k Share this

Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has opened up on why the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, government failed in its attempt to remove him from office.

Saraki who spoke in Calabar on Tuesday during a consultative forum with the People’s Democratic Party delegates as well as other party members said he had the capacity to hold people together, Vanguard reports.



The ex-governor of Kwara State who came to canvas support from PDP delegates ahead of the presidential primaries scheduled for May 2022 assured Nigerians that he was prepared and capable to lead the country into a better future if given the opportunity to lead.

He said, “We are inching into a failing state, cost of living has skyrocketed, unemployment is high; we don’t have the luxury to let emotion define who leads us today. We don’t have the luxury of saying I will vote for him because we speak the same language or we practise the same religion, Nigeria needs a president who is a team player.

“I will leave Nigeria a better country than I met it, if given the opportunity to serve. As we speak, Nigeria spends 80 percent of its revenue to service debt; there is no way we can develop as a country with this kind of indices.

“I have held people together before in the Senate, the reason their ploy to remove me failed was because I related very well with my colleagues, people I worked with even in such a hostile environment, I stood my ground; they wanted to borrow, we need a president who can afford to hold everyone together as well as stand his ground on the right policies that will move us forward.”

Source: saharareporters

3.9k Share this
You May Also Like

Court Restrains Tinubu’s Ally, MC Oluomo, Lagos Road Transporters, NURTW From Collecting N800 Daily Levy From Commercial Drivers

Justice Peter Lifu of the Federal High Court in Lagos has restrained…

I Spend More Time In Abuja Than In Ekiti State – Governor Fayemi Admits, Says His Duties Not Affected

The Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi, has admitted that he is…

Release ‘Mama Biafra’ From Detention, She’s Mother To Me – Nnamdi Kanu Tells Buhari Government

The detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu,…

Group In Austria To Challenge Nigerian Senators Receiving Pension As Ex-governors In Court

A group of Nigerians in Austria under the aegis of “Patriotic Global…

Delta Former Energy Commissioner, Jonathan Ukodhiko, Gives Delegates N2Million Each To Win House Of Reps Ticket

The immediate past commissioner for energy in Delta State, Jonathan Ukodhiko, has…

Anambra Towns Deserted As Residents Comply With Sit-at-home Order

Residents of Anambra State on Monday again deserted major towns, roads and…

Enugu Governor, Ugwuanyi Wins PDP Senatorial Ticket

Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has picked the Peoples Democratic Party…

Christian Association Condemns Killing Of Pregnant Northern Woman, Children In Anambra, Says It’s Injury To All

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Kaduna State has described the killing…