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General News of Monday, 9 May 2022

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2023: Saraki meets Obasanjo, says Nigeria in delicate situation

Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki

Former Senate President, Senator Bukola Saraki, on Monday, met with former President Olusegun Obasanjo behind closed doors, saying Nigeria is in a “very delicate situation”.Saraki, however, warned that the wrong choice of president would spell doom for the country.

Saraki, who was accompanied by the former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Abubakar Kawu Baraje, arrived at the premises of the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) at 12.04 pm.While emerging from the meeting, Saraki explained the reason behind his visit to Obasanjo.

He said, “I’m in Ogun state to see PDP delegates, but I can’t come to Ogun state and not pay a visit to the former President, our father and leader of modern Nigeria, somebody I’m very closed to since I started my political career. So I came to see him to let him know that I’m in Ogun state and to see how good and how well he is doing.

“We are in a very very delicate state as a nation and we need somebody who has the experience, somebody who can unite us because without unity we cannot go anywhere.“And we thank God for his health, his energy, and his passion for this great country.

It inspires us to see that definitely, we need to turn this country around into a country that he wishes for and that all of us wish.”He expressed confidence in winning the PDP Presidential primaries, saying “I believe that the time today, the kind of leadership that this country requires, I can provide that leadership.

He later addressed Ogun state delegates of the People Democratic Party at the party’s Secretariat, Abeokuta, and declared that Nigeria does not need a part-time President.

Saraki promises to end insecurity as PresidentNigeria needs men of integrity now, says Obasanjo Saraki said among the aspirants jostling to succeed the President, Major-General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) he remains the only aspirant with the energy and capacity to carry the workload and the demands of the office of the President.

According to him, only a president that is up and running can solve the worsening state of insecurity, bad economy and disunity in the country.He said “We need a President that will stand, that is bold and courageous. We all know four years as the Senate President, I stood for this country, I stood for what I believed was in the interest of this country.

“Let us find that person who has the energy because the work of a President is not part-time, especially now the country is very bad.

“Nigeria needs a President that is up and running, not a President that will be giving instructions because when you give instructions and you don’t check nothing will happen.“You need somebody that has the energy to do it. I believe that I have that energy and capacity to do it.”

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