Why I Want To Become Senate President -Saraki

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President of the Nigerian senate

Sen. Bukola Saraki
By Nuel Suji, Abuja.
Former Governor of Kwara State, Senator Bukola Saraki on Monday gave an insight into why he is vying for the Senate President seat, arguing that Nigerians are not feeling the impact of parliament.

Saraki who made this known while briefing newsmen in Abuja explained that if he emerges as Senate President he will give quality leadership to federal lawmakers.

He also noted that the APC won the last general elections because the people were tired of the old retrogressive way of doing things and resolved to vote for change, in order to usher in new and better ways of running public affairs to yield the desired result.

In his words,”We need to review the way we have been doing things and start doing things right. I will ensure that the Senate makes impact on the lives of the people. The people are not feeling the impact of the Parliament and they are asking what their elected representatives are doing there.

“I will provide quality direction on how to run the affairs of the country. We have to give Nigerians value for their money. The Senate must have a national agenda that will effectively address the multifarious problems confronting this country at the moment.

“Nigerians voted for APC for change so that things can be done differently. We need to allow internal democracy to take place in electing the leadership of the next Assembly so that people can elect their choice candidates without interference. Let us not base choice of leadership on sentiment. The PDP lost because Nigerians were tired of the failure in the system.”

He argued that it would be better to remove the fuel subsidy and deliver the sector and the citizenry from the grip of racketeers in the industry, who would never allow things to work well because of their personal aggrandizement.

Saraki stated that subsidy in itself was never a problem to the country but the bad management of the subsidy, which he said had been turned into a huge racket created the lingering crisis in the oil sector.