Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has said he’s the most qualified to be president of Nigeria, having been endowed by God as a bridge between the young and old, and different ethnic and religious groups in the country.

“Nigerians desire a candidate who serves as a bridge between the young and the old generations, a bridge between the north and south and a bridge between the Christians and the Muslims.

“With all sense of modesty, I am that person whom God had endowed with all these qualities and more to move the nation to an enviable height,” he said.

Saraki made this comment on Monday during a visit to Ogun State to seek the support of delegates ahead of the May 28 presidential primary of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).


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While canvassing for votes of the delegates, he said he discovered that Nigerians were not interested in the political, ethnic or religious leaning of aspirants but in someone who understands and can combat challenges.

The PDP chieftain recalled the “great work” he did in 2021 to restore peace to the Ogun party after more than a decade of internal wranglings.

“I believe that based on my antecedents and experience as a former Senate President as well as my closeness to the people of Ogun where my mother hails from, my talk should not be much.

“I hereby appeal to you to support my presidential ambition by voting for me to clinch the party’s ticket at the forthcoming primary election,” he said.

Responding, Mr Adebutu commended Mr Saraki for the pivotal role in restoring unity to the state and assured him that his good works would be rewarded.

Saraki had earlier visited and had a closed-door meeting with former President Olusegun Obasanjo at his residence.