Senate President Bukola Saraki has hinted at running in the 2019 presidential elections, saying he can make the change.
He revealed this during an interview with Bloomberg, where he stated that he had been consulting widely.
In the last one week, Saraki has visited ex-President Olusegun
Obasanjo and former military President Ibrahim Babangida.
However, the senate president said he would need to win the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to actualize his objective of leading the country. Recall that he defected to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC) two weeks ago.
Saraki accused the APC of not managing its victory well, saying
his new party could make a difference. He said;
“I am consulting and actively considering it… I believe I can make
“The PDP has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, and I think
unfortunately the APC did not learn from their victory.
“While negotiating with the PDP, we listed a number of issues. We talked about how to sustain and improve the fight against corruption; the issue of providing more powers to the states;
inclusion and having a more nationalistic approach on things we
do; to continue to improve the environment that will ensure
We listed a number of items during the discussions with the PDP, and there is a written agreement to that. We trust that we can hold them to that.
“We would ensure that the party is strong on security. The APC too have not done well on the issue of security. We have the opportunity with the right kind of presidential candidate and president to provide the leadership for the party. The party has a good opportunity to lead the country in the right direction.”
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