President of The Nigerian Senate and National Leader
of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Dr Bukola Saraki today announced his intention to contest in the 2019 Presidential elections under the party’s banner on a platform to Grow Nigeria.
Dr Saraki made the declaration at a meeting with young PDP political aspirants at an event in Abuja. At the event, Saraki stated that “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”.
The event which had PDP national leaders and legislators in attendance was part of a youth platform to give young political aspirants and youths the opportunity to engage with political parties and leaders.
Speaking to youths at the event, Senator Saraki declared that “Your generation does not deserve to live in the poverty capital of the world. It is no longer an issue of how we got here, but how do we get out of this situation? I promise you that I will lead the fight and employ every God-given resource available to us in turning things around. I am determined to grow Nigeria out of poverty. We will stimulate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) as one of the ways of energizing the economy and to create wealth for our people, especially the youth”.