Senate President Bukola Saraki on Thursday declared his intention to run for presidency in the 2019 general elections.
He made the declaration while delivering a keynote address at a dialogue for youths and young aspirants in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
The Senate President listed several challenges which he believes have clogged the wheels of progress in the nation, which he will be able to address.
He highlighted extreme poverty, hunger, lack of education and mass unemployment as some of the things that have paved way for more crime and insecurity in the nation, adding that it is now time for Nigerians to rebuild the nation with new leadership.
He said, “It is with all these in mind and taking account of the challenges that I have outlined, that I have decided to answer the call of teeming youth who have asked me to run for President.
“Accordingly, I hereby announce my intention to run for the office of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the coming General Elections in 2019 on the platform of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP). I do so with the firm conviction that I have what it takes to secure inclusive growth for Nigeria and Nigerians.”
According to Dr. Bukola Saraki his plan for Nigeria has inclusion in all aspects of the country’s affairs as a central pillar.