Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has said that his Presidential aspiration is driven by an obsession for justice, fairness, and respect for the rule of law.
“I want to be President, so that I can ensure justice and fairness for everyone; I want a country where the rule of law will be respected by all”, Saraki said on Monday, in Makurdi, the Benue State capital, where he met with the Benue State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP.
Saraki’s visit was to solicit support for his Presidential aspiration, ahead of the 2019 general elections.
“We need Leaders who are capable of representing all interest groups, and not a section of the country.
“My Presidential ambition is a collective decision, borne out of a desire to salvage the disunity that we are witnessing”, he added.
Saraki stated that it was the turn of the North-Central Geopolitical Zone to produce the nation’s President, declaring that he was ready to provide quality leadership.
“As a zone, we have paid our dues. It is the turn of our zone to lead Nigeria to stability.
“We have gone through bad times. The nation has become crisis-ridden; the killings are uncalled for, and the Benue valley is the worst hit.
“There should be justice to every citizen, regardless of geographical location.
“Democracy entails freedom or rights of the people. Our rights should not be imprisoned”, he said.
Speaking further, Saraki vowed to restore peace in the country if elected as President; and called on Benue State delegates to vote for him during the party’s National Convention, in October.