Nigeria has become Kidnapping Capital of the world —Saraki

Former Senate President and Presidential aspirant under the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP) , Bukola Saraki, has expressed deep concern that Nigeria has become the capital of Kidnapping, with unprecedented level of insecurity across the country under the present administration of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Saraki said his presidency will be a bridge between the the North and the southern region of the Nigeria.

Saraki who stated this on Sunday evening at the party’s state secretariat in Akure the Ondo state capital ahead of its primaries said he was the right person to become the next president of Nigeria and called on the PDP to give him the ticket of the party.

Former Governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and former Governorship candidate, Mr Eyitayo Jegede were among the leaders that welcomed Saraki to the state.

Recall that the Northern Elders Forum, led by Prof Ango Abdullahi, selected Dr Bukola Saraki and former Managing Director, FSB International Bank, Mohammed Hayatu-Deen, as the northern consensus candidates of PDP for next year’s presidential election, while the National Executive Committee of the PDP reportedly prepares to meet on Wednesday in Abuja to take a decision on the zoning of the presidency.

Reacting to the selection, Saraki said it was a right move.

He said: “The beauty is that the northern elders have spoken and I think we should go with that face issues that are before us, which is, ensuring that our party win the 2023 general elections and I particularly, to see that i win the party’s primaries and become the flagbearer of the party and lead the country and this is because I believe that I have a lot to offer and fix up this country”.

The former governor who berated present administration led by President Muhammadu Buhari said, “we can only get out of this mess, if we have leadership that is visionary, understands the issue and is courageous.

Saraki added that not just the aspirants, but all members must ensure that all hands were on deck to guarantee the party’s victory in next year’s elections.

“The country we are today requires collective responsibility, no single man can make it work and the more we seat down and engage ourselves, the better.”

He also appealed to stakeholders to be just, fair and unbiased in the emergence of candidates of the party.

“In my political career, I’ve shown and make sacrifices. Nigeria needs leadership that will provide employment and unite the country. Under my presidency, everybody will have access to free healthcare. When i was governor in Kwara state, I brought innovations.

“When I was the Senate President, we decided and singlehandedly passed a law that makes it compulsory for the provision for universal healthcare. No country can develop when when it’s citizens still use disposable income to pay for health services.

“The country has never been this disunited. We want a Nigeria president that will be for all of us”, Saraki added.

In their separate remarks, the state PDP Chairman, Fatai Adams, former governor of Ondo State, Dr Olusegun Mimiko and governorship aspirant of PDP in Ondo state, Eyitayo Jegede (SAN), commended the presidential aspirant for coming to identify with the delegates and stakeholders of the party.”

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