Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed his
confidence that his party, the People’s Democratic
Party will win next year’s presidential election.
The Senate president who is also the national
leader of the party which he newly defected to,
gave this assurance to members of the party from
the 16 local government areas of Kara state.
Saraki also stated that the party will win all the
local government areas of the state.
Saraki told them that the victory of the party at
federal level, will be beneficial to them.
“If we emerge victorious at the federal level,
all of us will be the beneficiaries. In the
state, with your support we will win the
state for PDP.
“All of you here are the key players in Kwara
politics. With unity of purpose, no party can
contest with you.
“We are here to unite all of us under the
party we belong to today.
I am assuring all members that there will be
equity, internal democracy and justice.
“It is not going to be winners take all.
As far as I am concerned, everybody here
today belong to our political structure.
“There is nothing like old or new Peoples
Democratic Party (PDP). We have all
become one PDP. ” He asked for unity from all members of the party,
saying whether they were there before or new,
everyone is one.
“ “I want all of us to be united for the
progress and development of Kwara State.
“As par the politics of the state, nobody can
wrest the power from us I if we are united.
By the grace of God we will emerge
victorious both at the federal and state
“We will ensure that we work as one party
because we have always worked together
“We will see that all the wards and local
governments’ popular candidates emerge
based on their popularity and
” Saraki also told them he has no anointed
candidate, as anyone chosen by them, is OK by
“ “I don’t have any anointed candidate at all
levels. I don’t have candidates for the state
Assembly, National Assembly. It is the
person you want in your constituency that I
“Don’t allow anybody to deceive you that
I have endorsed any candidate.
The Senate President implored party leaders
and elders not to drop his name to impose
“All of us will collectively choose who
becomes the next governor. We will ensure
that there is no faction, but one PDP.
“We will ensure that meetings in the local
government areas take place in one venue.
And we will all work together for the
interest of the party.” ”