How Senate President withdrew his Presidential ambition for Jonathan and Buhari
Alhaji Baraje has revealed how Saraki withdrew his presidential ambition for ex-President Jonathan and President Buhari.
In a recent chat with journalists, Baraje, who is the leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), said the Senate President has every right to vie for the presidential seat.
"Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been trying his luck on being the President of this country since 2011. He withdrew for the then candidate Goodluck Jonathan. In 2015, he also withdrew for the present President Muhammadu Buhari. So for somebody who has been nursing that kind of ambition, is it not right for such person to come forward again?" he said.
Explaining further, Baraje said he believes in the candidacy of Saraki because he has in him whatever Nigeria needs to unite the country.
“This present President came forward four times before clinching it. Did anybody ask whether he was right or wrong? Totally, I am in his support. Whatever Nigeria is looking for is in him and what we are looking for is only a candidate that will unite Nigeria, because with the current situation in the country, Nigeria is further divided and unless we get a candidate that will unite Nigeria, it is going to be a very serious jeopardy for this country," he said.
Saraki has every right to run for president of Nigeria - Baraje
Expressing his support for the presidential ambition of the Senate President, Baraje said Saraki is constitutionally qualified to aspire and become the president of Nigeria.
Baraje also expressed that he has supported several presidential candidates who aren't from Kwara state and he would stand solidly behind the Senate President.
He said,“He has the right. The fact that he is the Senate President does not stop him from aspiring to become the president. Constitutionally, of course, I have not seen that a Senate President cannot aspire to become president. Being one of the strong supporters of the Senate President, this is the time I will show the entire world that I am solidly behind him. We have been supporting others, this is the time to support our own.”
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