Former President of the Senate, Senator Bukola Saraki, has criticised the All Progressives Congress for allegedly failing to improve the situation in the country since seven years ago when the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd.), took over the control of the country, Thecitypulsenews gathers.
Saraki, who said this while addressing the delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party during his visit to Ibadan, capital of Oyo State on Tuesday, said Nigeria was a weak state when Buhari took over but the country had degenerated to a failing state presently.
Saraki, who is one of the presidential aspirants on the platform of the PDP said to reverse the rot in the system, Nigeria needed a competent and a highly detribalised President in 2023, while describing himself as the right candidate for the job.
He stated that Nigeria needed a leader who would unite its people, saying the division’s caused by ethnicity, religions and other sentiments were not allowing the country to occupy its rightful place.
He said, “Before Buhari and the APC government came to power, we were a weak nation, but now, we are a failing nation. There is a difference between a weak nation and a failing nation. But we need someone who can rescue us from becoming a failed state.
“We must elect someone who has the capacity. We need a man with experience. We need someone who can unite Nigerians and I am that person. We need someone who can unite the old and the young together. Let us vote for the person that can unite the country.
“I am assuring you that I am the one, I have the capacity to do it. This country needs someone with energy to move the country forward.”
The chairman of the PDP in the state, Dayo Ogungbenro; Secretary ,Wasiu Adeleke; former Minister of State for Power, Dr Wole Oyelese; a member of Board of Trustees of the PDP, Dr Saka Balogun; and Mrs Bose Adedibu, who is the South-West Women Leader of the party, were present to receive Saraki.
Saraki also visited Governor Seyi Makinde, who said the PDP would get it right to pick a candidate who would win the presidency and rescue Nigeria from further destruction.
He added that the country has had a lot of issues under the APC government and that it was time Nigerians rejected the party, saying there is need for decency in government.
Makinde said, ” Some believe that in PDP, the least of our aspirants is better than the best APC wants to offer. In the next 10 days, we have to take a very serious decision for our party and the country as well. I don’t have any doubt that we will get it right this time around.
“They say 24 hours is a long time in politics. So, we have to keep striving, pulling everybody together such that we are able to narrow the field and go to the presidential convention as a united family.”