I am running for president to effect real change – Saraki declares

Nigeria Senate President Bukola Saraki has declared to contest the 2019 Presidential election. he said, i decide to run for the president to effect real change. I believe i can “make the change.”

Saraki disclosed this, in an interview with Bloomberg, He said: “I am consulting and actively considering it …I believe I can make the change.”

The Senate President Bukola Saraki who dumped the running All Progressives Congress APC to the People Democratic Party finally revealed why he dumped the party. The APC is also doing everything within their power to make sure Saraki is impeached as Senate President. Saraki was quoted to have said that he will shutdown Buhari government if APC impeach him.

Speaking with Bloomberg, Saraki said, “If a government can go and lock up an arm of government -and it’s never happened in our history – we should all be very concerned,”

“I would not be surprised if the government used security agencies for elections. Investors and Nigerians have lost confidence in Buhari”

He stated that Nigeria needed to be governed by a genuinely pro-business administration that would be able to tackle recurrent security issues.

Saraki said, “Most of the inflows that have come in are merely hot money, and that is because the oil price has gone up. Investment in the real sector is not seen. The private sector, in my view, has probably taken a position that the confidence is not there in the government. The country requires a government that is truly pro-business and a President that sees himself as a chief marketing officer.”

On Security, Saraki said, “We would ensure that the party is strong on security. The APC too has not done well on the issue of security. We have the opportunity with the right kind of presidential candidate and the president to provide the leadership for the party.


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