Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday, officially declared for the presidency, saying next year’s election presents Nigerians an important opportunity to choose hope over hopelessness.
He said while the country’s recent trajectories were nothing to write home about, Nigerians must not be despair but rise up collectively in choosing the right leader for the country during the 2023 presidential election.
The former Kwara State governor stated this at his presidential media parly in Abuja on Thursday.
He said, “This is not the time to surrender while in despair. We must rise above the division that keeps us apart.
“This is the moment we must put everything apart to save the country. This is not the country we want nor the country our founding fathers envisioned.”
He added that he will invest in skills acquisition for youths, ensure all security personnel is well renumerated, tackle insecurity, and provide favourable healthcare packages for Nigerians among others.
The Peoples Democratic Party aspirant also promised to develop policies that will keep professionals in the country and prevent brain drain.
“I know how business and government work. I know how the legislature operates. I represent a Nigerian identity that is truly diverse. I’ll be the needed bridge the country yearns for,” the presidential aspirant said.