The president of the Nigerian Senate, Dr. Bukola Saraki has expressed confidence that he will emerge as the flag bearer of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the forthcoming 2019 presidential election.
NIGERIA NEWS notes that Saraki, a presidential aspirant said that his aspiration to take the baton of the country leadership from President Muhammadu Buhari is not just an ambition but a dream he hopes to realise.
The former Kwara state governor described President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration as sectional, saying that voting him out in 2019 will bring national unity and cohesion.
Speaking in Owerri, the Imo state capital, Saraki while meeting with the stakeholders of the party ahead of the October 6, presidential primaries, said that Nigeria has never been so divided in ethnicity, politics and religion.
Saraki said that Nigeria needs a president who has a national spread to unite all parts of the country, respect national character, grow local businesses and support entrepreneurial skills.
Dr. Bukola Saraki, who described himself as the suitable candidate to lead Nigeria in the next political era, said that the All Progressives Congress (APC) led government has failed on its promises to Nigerians.
“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 said.
He promised to partner with the people of the southeast to develop their business and entrepreneurial potentials.
On his side, 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.
In an earlier report, NIGERIA NEWS had reported that Senator expressed confidence that PDP would massively defeat President Buhari, APC in 2019 general elections.