Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki on Monday disclosed that Nigeria is currently where it is because it lacks good visionary leader, insisting that only good visionary leader would make the country progress and develop.
He spoke while meeting with the Ogun State chapter of People’s Democracy Party (PDP) led by its State Chairman, Sikirulai Ogundele on his Presidential ambition in Abeokuta, the State capital.
He also ascribed the security challenges and economic hardships facing the country to inability of the country leadership to act courageously, disclosing that Nigerians are suffering.
Saraki disclosed that the country is currently at crossroads, saying there is so much disunity in the country.
He explained that the unity of the country comes first before progress and development.
His words; “Today in Nigeria, we are at a cross road. There’s no sense of belonging in Nigeria again. We want a President that belongs to all Nigerians, that will unite Nigerians.
“Our people are suffering because you cannot give what you don’t have. We need a visionary leader. It is time not to vote for sentiments, but vote for someone that can perform.
“There’s a new order all over the world. We have seen bringing dynamic, youthful, energetic and digital president.”
On his presidential ambition, he said: ” I believe I have the capacity, ability and track record too, it is time we have a leader that stand for justice and I believe I represent such person.
“Our elders, I know many aspirants have come here, tell them your son has come out, they should mellow. In October 5&6, I want ogun delegates to vote for me”.
Speaking on behalf of the state PDP, Oladipupo Adebutu, a member of the House of Reps. said if average Nigerians do not have sense of belonging, it is impossible to prosper.
He said “We have a problem and if we don’t have sense of belonging, Nigeria cannot prosper. It is clear you stand for that position. We must have a United and just nation. In you, I believe I’ve found that.
“I like you because you go on mission impossible and make it possible. I’m in love with you sir. I’m not compaigning but it’s my opinion”.
Some of those in Saraki entourage included former Minister of power and his campaign Director-General, Mohammed Wakilu; Alhaji Kawu Baraje; former kogi governor, Idris Wada; Senator Dino Melaye and Doyin Okupe among others.
Senator Dino Melaye dazzled the party faithfuls with his song prowess canvassing support for Saraki.