enate President Bukola Saraki withdrew his presidential ambition twice – for ex-President Goodluck Jonathan and President Muhammadu Buhari – Alhaji Abubakar Baraje has revealed.
In a recent chat with journalists, Baraje, who is the leader of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), said theSenate President has every right to vie for the presidential seat.
“Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has been trying his luck on being the President of this country since 2011. He withdrew for the then candidate Goodluck Jonathan. In 2015, he also withdrew for the present President Muhammadu Buhari. So for somebody who has been nursing that kind of ambition, is it not right for such person to come forward again?” he said.
“This present President came forward four times before clinching it. Did anybody ask whether he was right or wrong? Totally, I am in his support. Whatever Nigeria is looking for is in him and what we are looking for is only a candidate that will unite Nigeria, because with the current situation in the country, Nigeria is further divided and unless we.
get a candidate that will unite Nigeria, it is going to be a very serious jeopardy for this country,” he said.
Expressing his support for the presidential ambition of the Senate President, Baraje saidSaraki is constitutionally qualified to aspire and become the president of Nigeria.
Baraje also expressed that he has supported several presidential candidates who aren’t from Kwara state and he would stand solidly behind the Senate President.