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Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, confidently declared that he can provide the kind of leadership Nigeria needs.
Saraki who held a closed doors meeting with former president Olusegun Obasanjo added that the country does not need a part-time President.
Saraki spoke with journalists after his behind-closed-door meeting with Obasanjo in his Presidential Library in Abeokuta, Ogun state.
Saraki said, “I’m in Ogun state to see PDP delegates, but I can’t come to Ogun state and not pay a visit to the former President, our father, and leader of modern Nigeria, somebody I’m very close to since I started my political career, so I came to see him to let him know that I’m in Ogun state and to see how good and how well he is doing.
“And we thank God for his health, his energy, and his passion for this great country. It inspires us to see that definitely, we need to turn this country around into a country that he wishes for and that all of us wish.”
Speaking on his chances among other aspirants, Saraki maintained
that among the aspirants jostling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
He said he is the only aspirant with the energy and capacity to carry the workload and the demands of the office of the President come 2023.
He said, “I believe that the time today, the kind of leadership that this country requires, I can provide that leadership.
He added further that Nigeria is in a very delicate situation and the wrong choice of President would spell doom for the country.
“We are in a very very delicate state as a nation and we need somebody who has the experience, somebody who can unite us because without unity we cannot go anywhere.
“Only a President that is up and running can solve the worsening state of insecurity, bad economy, and disunity in the country.
“We need a President that will stand, that is bold and courageous. We all know four years as the Senate President, I stood for this country, I stood for what I believed was in the interest of this country.
“Let us find that person who has the energy because the work of a President is not part-time, especially now the country is very bad.
“Nigeria needs a President that is up and running, not a President that will be giving instructions because when you give instructions and you don’t check nothing will happen.
“You need somebody that has the energy to do it. I believe that I have that energy and capacity to do it”, Saraki said.