Saraki Speaks On Presidential Ambition

Dr. Bukola Saraki, a member of the Nigerian
senate representing Kwara central
senatorial district has said he will make his
intention to contest for the 2015
presidential election known at the right
time.
The senator made the statement while
responding to rumours of his ambition to
contest for the Presidency in 2015.
Speaking with Daily Independent reporter
on Monday, after a stakeholders’ meeting of
the Kwara State branch of the All
Progressives Congress (APC), he explained
that the fight was not of a personal
ambition as alleged in some quarters by
some persons blackmailing and criticising
him.
The senator while speaking on the just
concluded governorship election in Ekiti and
Osun states’ praised the Independent
National Electoral Commission (INEC) for
conducting a generally acceptable election in
Osun State, and charged the electoral body
to maintain the standard in 2015 election.
According to him, INEC’s performance in the
aforementioned elections indicated that it
has improved in conducting polls.
Saraki, however, lamented the ruling party’s
constant arrest of opposition members
during election, noting that it was not the
right way to win election instead the
electorate should be allowed to exercise
their franchise to choose who will govern
them.
“The integrity and credibility of INEC can be
sustained if it repeats the same feat of
credible election nationwide by next year”
Saraki said.
It would be recalled that Dr. Bukola Saraki,
who is a former Governor of Kwara State
and a chieftain of the APC had on August 14,
2014, expressed optimism that the party
will record unprecedented victory come
2015 elections. The senator, who is
described as generous man on July 2, 2014,
distributed raw foods items worth about
N80 million to the people of his
constituency.

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