Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki has formally declared his intention to run for president.
Saraki made his intention known at a breakfast meeting with journalists and some of his associates in Abuja on Thursday.
The former Kwara governor stated that he is running because there is a need to address problems that have been confronting the country for years.
“We all have reasons to be worried about the future of this country. But this is not the time to surrender and wallow in despair,” he said.
“Rather, this is the moment, when all patriots and citizens of goodwill must show courage, rise above those lines of divisions that have kept us apart over the years and ask this very important question: ‘where do we go from here?’
“I decided to become a doctor because of this ingrained desire to help and to serve others. And when in 1999, I joined government as Special Assistant to President Olusegun Obasanjo, I became even more acutely aware of the limitless possibilities for service through government; and of how political power in the hands of a committed, competent and courageous leadership can solve real problems and uplift the destiny of a nation and her people.
“It was this same realization that motivated me to contest and win election as the Governor of Kwara state in 2003.”
via: Information Nigeria