Nigeria needs a capable president, says Saraki


By Juliet Odey
Senate President Bukola Saraki has urged Nigerians to vote for a youthful and digitised president, saying the nation needs a notably digitised president to move it forward.
He stated this yesterday in Calabar, Cross River State when he visited Governor Ben Ayade in continuation of his nationwide tour to seek delegates’ support across the country.
He stated that the country had never been so divided as many of the citizens no longer enjoy a sense of belonging owing to the prevalence of a type of governance that was based on sentiments.
He said, “The country has never been so divided as it is today; we need to unite this country and in uniting the country, we must have a President that speaks for Nigerians.
“We must have a President with whom everybody will have a sense of belonging. We must have a President that you all feel is representing you.
“It is time for us to unite and to do that, we must move away from electing a President based on sentiments. We have done it many times. It has not worked.”
The Senate President said that the time had come for Nigerians to elect a President who understood what was required to grow a country, rather than depend on trial and error.
“We cannot afford to make the mistake. It is not just about voting out the All Progressives Congress (APC). It is about restoring Nigeria.
“To do that, we need a capable president that knows what the issues are. Today we must develop this country and address the hunger and deprivation.”
Speaking, Ayade commended Saraki for visiting the state, maintaining that he (Saraki) has the intellectual capacity to lead the country in 2019.
He said having worked with the Senate President at the seventh senate, he was convinced that he has what it takes to lead Nigeria to the next level and pledged to support him.


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