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Saraki advocates bold, business-conscious president

By Monday Osayande, Asaba
16 May 2022   |   2:58 am
Former President of the Senate and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said Nigeria needs a courageous

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki (left) and PDP presidential aspirant, Dr. Bukola Saraki during Saraki’s visit to Edo State Government House at the weekend.

Former President of the Senate and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said Nigeria needs a courageous and business-conscious leader to tackle security and economic challenges facing the country.

Saraki stated this weekend while addressing PDP’s delegates at Government House, Asaba, ahead of the party’s national convention, stressing that the country needed to be fixed urgently from its failing state.

According to him, we cannot afford to make the mistake of not putting the right person because insecurity in the country does not know tribe or religion.

He said: “Both northerners and southerners are suffering poverty and insecurity; we have the highest level of unemployment today at 33 per cent and cost of living is very high.”

“With the numerous challenges facing our nation today, we need to find people who have the capacity to lead because leadership is key today in this country; you cannot give what you do not have.

“There are certain qualities that we need today from the next president, and if those qualities are what I have, let us do the right thing and support me. We need somebody who can unite Nigeria, who the youths and the old, North and South can be comfortable with.”

Saraki added that the country needed a business-friendly president that would understand the private sector and be prepared to change the country’s mono-economy status.