2019: Saraki reveals why he is considering running against Buhari

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has admitted he is considering running against President Muhammadu Buhari in next year’s general elections.

Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), stated this in an interview with Bloomberg on Tuesday in Abuja.

In the last one week, the Senate President has visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo and former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida.

“I am consulting and actively considering it. I believe I can make the change.

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“The PDP has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, and I think unfortunately the APC did not learn from their victory.

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“While negotiating with the PDP, we listed a number of issues. We talked about how to sustain and improve the fight against corruption; the issue of providing more powers to the states; inclusion and having a more nationalistic approach on things we do; to continue to improve the environment that will ensure investments.

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“We listed a number of items during the discussions with the PDP, and there is a written agreement to that. We trust that we can hold them to that.

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

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