2019: Saraki says he’s considering running against Buhari

Senate President, Bukola Saraki
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has admitted he’s considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in 2019’s general elections.

Bukola Saraki, who recently defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday in Abuja.

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In the last one week, the Senate President has visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Head of State, Ibrahim Babangida.

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“I’m consulting and actively considering it. I consider I can make the change.

“The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, and I feel sadly the APC didn’t learn from their victory.

“While negotiating with the PDP, we listed various issues. We talked about the way 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 guarantee investments.

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“We listed a variety of items during the discussions with the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), and there’s a written agreement to that. We belief that we can hold them to that.

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“We would ensure that the party is strong on security. The APC too haven’t done well on the issue of security. Now we have the opportunity with the right kind of presidential candidate and president to provide the leadership for the party. The party has a very good opportunity to lead the nation in the right direction,” Saraki stated.

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