- Pledges commitment to restructuring
By Ikeugonna Eleke
The president of the Nigerian Senate, and presidential aspirant on the platform of People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr Bukola Saraki, has urged delegates of the party in Anambra to eschew sentiments when they come out to vote for their candidates on 6th October.
The senate president who was in the state to canvass for votes from delegates, was given a rousing welcome by members of the party and big wig politicians in the state.
Addressing party men in the state, Saraki said, ‘I came to seek your support for the presidential primary election so I can emerge as your presidential candidate.
‘Nigeria is at a crossroads today, and we must redirect our country. People are asking if Nigeria is still one; many are not sure if they are still part of the Nigerian project.
‘We need a president who is digital, a president who knows where he hopes to move the country to, one who can represent Nigerians without giving others seat and leaving others to stand.’
The Senate President said that most countries of the world, including Asian countries, were not moving forward by accident. He said the countries were progressing because their presidents understood the need to have a good country.
He charged the delegates on the importance of electing a candidate who could hold the country firm and unite her even the more and help her live up to her full potentials.
‘In voting for a candidate, you must consider those that have the will power to restructure Nigeria. We must give the component states of Nigeria the opportunity to achieve their full potential.
‘Not all the aspirants who come to you saying they will restructure will truly do that. To restructure, you need the legislative and executive arm of government. It is not something you just say and it starts working. You need a man who is prepared for the job, and that man is me.’
Receiving the Senate President, the state chairman of PDP, Chief Ndubuisi Nwobu, assured the aspirant of the support of members of the party in the state, while advocating that politics of inclusion and not exclusion was needed for the party to succeed.