FORMER senate president Senator Bukola Saraki has told Lagosians that that if he is elected as Nigeria’s next president Lagos State would be given special attention as an investment destination in the country.
Senator Saraki is one of the numerous candidates running for president and is currently going round seeking to get the presidential ticket of his Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Speaking to PDP delegates in Ikeja, the Lagos State capital, ahead of the May 28 and May 29 primaries, Senator Saraki said that Nigeria needed a president with action and courage to stand and take some very bold decisions to reposition the nation.
“Please, let me appeal to you, I am your own. Let us work together to ensure that we win at the federal and win at the state. There is nobody among all the aspirants that has the same history and closeness to Lagos State as myself.
“Do not leave your own to go look for someone outside. Together we can make this country better. My interest will be your interest. I want to appeal, don’t share your delegate votes. This is my own state. I beg you.”
On the call for special status for Lagos, Senator Saraki, who described such status as a special priority, said the state would have special attention in the scheme of things if elected. He urged the delegates not to be deceived with any gratification, saying leadership that would make Nigeria better should be uppermost.
According to Senator Saraki, Nigeria needs a president that has the capacity, knowledge and experience to unite the people, adding that he is the best bridge between the north and the south. He said that he had the capacity to reconcile people as he did when he led the PDP reconciliatory committee, which brought peace to some state chapters of the party bedevilled with crises.