Senate President and Presidential auspice under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that Nigerians need a President with proven capacity and capability in 2019.
Saraki made the statement in Abakaliki, the Ebonyi State capital, during the beginning of his nationwide “Meet the delegates” campaign commencing from Ebonyi and Enugu States.
Saraki, who was given a very warm welcome by enthusiastic party loyalists and followers in Ebonyi State during a reception organized in his honour at the Ebonyi State Banquet Hall, told his audience, which included Governor Dave Umahi, his Deputy, Barr. Eric Kelechi, Speaker, Ebonyi State House of Assembly, former Governor of the State, Senator Sam Egwu, PDP state chairman and other stakeholders, that if elected he will run an inclusive government to ensure equity and fairness in the country.
He further told his audience that Nigeria is at a major crossroads in its developmental history and that at a “critical period such as this, the President Nigeria deserves must be the very best available with proven capacity, knowledge and capability.”
In his response, Governor Umahi, praised the Senate President for his achievements as eight year Governor of Kwara State and President of the Senate since 2015.
He affirmed that from Saraki’s eloquent and excellent delivery before his host, they would seriously consider his request for the endorsement of his candidacy by the state delegates to the PDP’s National Convention.
meanwhile, Nigeria daily times has reported that Saraki has already took his nomination form for president and submitted it to PDP headquarters.