Nigeria's Old Generation Don't Mean Well for Us, Our Yet Unborn Children, Saraki Says

Nigeria's Old Generation Don't Mean Well for Us, Our Yet Unborn Children, Saraki Says

  • A presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has said that the older generation does not mean well for Nigerians
  • Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Eighth Senate also urged young Nigerians to partner with him to take over the country from the old generation
  • According to the Saraki, he prevented the presidency from plunging the country into debt several times as a Senate president

A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has called on Nigerians to join hands to ensure that a young person emerges as Nigeria's president in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election.

Saraki while speaking at the delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kaduna on Sunday, May 8, said now is the time for the young generation to take back the country from the older ones.

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Bukola Saraki claimed to have rejected several requests by the presidency to plunge Nigeria into debt. Photo: Bukola Saraki, Muhammadu Buhari
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Vanguard reports that while noting the older generation does not mean well to the citizens, Saraki warned that the present administration lacked the direction and energy to address the barrage of problems facing the nation.

He added that as Senate president, he turned down several unnecessary requests from the presidency to heap necessary debts on Nigerians, the Punch reports.

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He said:

“Nigeria has never been divided like the way we are witnessing today on religious and ethnic grounds, I will do my best to make sure that I reunite the good people of this country.
” I was born after Nigerian independence and understand our post-independence challenges which have been compounded by this ruling Party.”
"It is time we take back our dear nation from these men of yesterday who do not mean well for us and generations yet unborn."

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Promising to end the growing insecurity in the country, the former Senate president said that if he is given the PDP's presidential ticket for the 2023 election, he will revive the Nigerian economy, build infrastructure and reset the country on the path of growth and development.

His words:

“I assure you as a medical doctor with energy who solves problems after diagnosing the root cause of problems, I will face head-on with great determination the problems of this country.
“I will create enabling environment where our teeming youth will be supported to excel in the fields of their choice.”

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Bukola Saraki had reiterated his confidence in the younger generation to move Nigeria forward in all ramifications.

The former Senate president on Monday, March 21, stated that this is why he will make sure all his ministers are young if he becomes president in 2023.

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In fact, Saraki specifically stated that members of his cabinet will be below 35 years old if he is given the mandate.

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Meanwhile, Saraki had stated that for now, he is making consultations with some top stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former Kwara governor who spoke with journalists on Sunday, March 13, stated that he would declare his intention to run for the presidency at the end of March.

Saraki also disclosed he would make the declaration after the PDP reveals which geopolitical zone will get its presidential ticket.


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