Dr. Bukola Saraki, the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, on Friday in Owerri, the capital of Imo State, urged Nigerians to vote out President Muhammadu Buhari for the sake of national unity and security.
Saraki who met with stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Owerri, ahead of the party’s October 6 presidential primaries, noted that the country needs a president who will unite all parts of the country, respect national character, and grow local businesses.
He further noted that he is the right person to lead Nigeria into the promise land.
“By the grace of God, I will emerge the PDP presidential candidate. My desire is not just an 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, no job and businesses are dying. Survival of businesses is survival of the country. Poverty is everywhere.”
Saraki noted that he will continue to fight for the masses because if not for the masses, President Muhammadu Buhari would have removed him as Senate President 3 years ago.
“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 food on the table. I will restore global reputation. Countries are built by hard work and vision.”
“The South-East people are hardworking and their entrepreneurial spirit is wonderful. As a president, I will partner South-East to emerge the next tiger of business in Africa. You don’t build what you don’t have. I therefore appeal to the delegates to vote wisely.
“We must change Buhari with a man that has capacity, integrity and vision in order to realise our potential. I believe in restructuring that would give states opportunities to realise their potentials. I promoted made-in-Aba products. As a President, I will support local businesses. We need to have a president that will ensure prosperity; nobody wants a handout.”
Saraki also urged the people of Imo to support Senator Samuel Anyanwu to emerge as the Governor of the State.
“I’m committed to the development of the South-East because it is in the best interest of Nigeria. You need the president that has the youthfulness, the energy to deliver.”
Charles Ezekwem, the Chairman of the PDP in Imo State, while speaking noted that the Igbo was interested in a presidential candidate that would restructure the nation and create more states in Igbo land, adding that Saraki has the capacity to move Nigeria forward.
“I have seen everything positive in Saraki. His defection gave the PDP the chances of clinching the position of the president in the next election.
“Igbo want restructuring and fairness. Saraki has the capacity, strength, pedigree and academic background to move Nigeria forward.”