Senate President and Presidential Aspirant under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) , Bukola Saraki, has said that his aspiration to rule the country is a dream he hopes to realise.
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 south-east to develop their business and entrepreneurial potentials.
”I will continue to fight for the masses.We have to change the leadership. We need a leadership that would ensure justice and fair distribution of national appointments.As a president, I will ensure everybody has a seat on his table. I will restore global reputation. Countries are built by handwork and vision.”
Speaking in Owerri, the Imo state capital while meeting with the stakeholders of the party ahead of the October 6, presidential primaries, Saraki described President Muhammadu Buhari administration as sectional, saying that voting him out in 2019 will engender national unity and cohesion.
He added that Nigeria has never been so divided in ethnicity, politics and religion.
Saraki maintained 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 led government has failed on its promises to Nigerians.
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 south East.