Senate President, Bukola Saraki has stated that he has the capacity to set the country on the path of growth, unity and reconciliation.
“The country is in dire need of a leader that will provide unity. A leader that will represent everybody from whatever part of the country that you come from. I think I am suited to provide that leadership,” the Senate President said.
This is as the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike urged the National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act and demand immediate assent from the President.
The two leaders spoke at the Government House Port Harcourt on Thursday during the visit by the Saraki Campaign Organisation to the Rivers State Governor.
Saraki said that the country is in dire need of a leader that will provide unity, carry all groups along and provide a platform of justice and fairplay.
“This is a job that requires all of us to be united and focused. Yes, we have individual ambitions, but at any given time, I am ready to sacrifice that ambition for the party. I will continue to appeal to the governors that during this critical time, we must stay united. We must stay strong for the masses who depend on us to rescue this country,” Saraki said.
Senate President Bukola Saraki commended Governor Wike for the leadership he provided for the PDP at its most critical time.
Responding, Governor Wike said that the Electoral Act should be in place for the processes of the 2019 elections to be legally kick-started.
“As leader of the National Assembly, do all all you can for the Electoral Act to be passed. Once the Electoral Act is passed, if it is not assented to, I urge you people not to pass the INEC Budget because INEC budget is based on the Electoral Act. I urge that these things must be taken together,” he said.
Governor Wike urged PDP delegates from across Nigeria not to elect a desperate person as the Presidential Aspirant of the party.
“No desperate person by the Grace of God will fly the flag of the party. Anybody who believes that they must be President, you must be afraid of him. You don’t know what they want the Presidency for. All of us know that Buhari had wanted to be President. Today, we have seen why he wanted to be President,” he said.