Dr Bukola Saraki, the immediate past Senate President, has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will surprise Nigerians over the seeming protracted feud between its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar and Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike.
GoldenNewsNg reports that Wike, who lost the party’s presidential ticket to Atiku and the vice presidential slot, is demanding the resignation of the PDP national chairman, Iyiocha Ayu – a demand Atiku and the party leadership rejected.
Wike had gone on to spearhead four other governors now known as (G-5).
But speaking with reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State capital on the sidelines of 10th year remembrance of his late father, Dr Olusola Saraki, the former governor of Kwara State said “we will surprise Nigerians”.
“This is because we all think about what is good for this country. Look at the poverty that is on the street. Look at how governance has not gone well.
“We will put Nigerians first because Nigerians want PDP back in power. The little differences between Governor Wike and Alhaji Abubakar we will resolve them and at the end of the day whether it’s Wike or others, all of us in PDP want a better Nigeria,” he added.
Recounting the memorable time with his late father, Saraki said “it was the time he was convincing me to go into politics. It was not easy. In fact, it was a battle, I resisted it. But today, I can see that the greatest satisfaction in life is to see people progress.
“The only thing we can do as his children is to sustain his legacy of making sure lives of the people are better as well as stand for the truth. Though, it is not easy to stand for the truth, I am out to stand for a better Kwara.”
Dignitaries at the event include Minister of State, Mine and Steel Development Senator Gbemisola Saraki, ex-Kwara State governor, AbdulFatah Ahmed, former PDP national chairman, Abubakar Kawu Baraje and former Youth and Sports Minister, Bolaji Abdullahi.
Others are Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, ex-minister of transportation, Hon Bio Ibrahim, ex-Speaker of the Kwara State House of Assembly, Prof Ali Ahmad, state PDP chair, Hon Babatunde Mohammed and Senator Saraki’s wife, Toyin.
Others are the PDP governorship candidate in the state, Alhaji Shuaib Yaman Abdullahi and his running mate, Hon Gbenga Makanjuola.
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