Saraki’s supporters storm ‘VIP corner’ chanting praises

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has made it clear he will not step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend.

The Senate president and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has ruled out the possibility of stepping down for any of the presidential aspirants despite the moves by the party’s Board of Trustees to have a consensus candidate. Daily Trust reports that while speaking with newsmen on Monday night, September 10, at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja shortly after submitting his expression of interest forms, Saraki said all aspirants should be given a level playing field to slug it out at the primary.

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, asked the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to be free and fair in the process leading to the primaries for the best person to emerge. He said: “I don’t think the consensus thing is the issue before us, because we are trying to ensure that there is internal democracy in the system and very credible primaries.

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What is important is that at the end of the day we have something that is rancour-free. “What I can tell you is that we are working together because we are still part of one family. I believe at the end of the day, we will have a process that whoever emerges will be supported by all of us; so that there will be no need dividing ourselves,” he said.

Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has made it clear he will not step down for former vice-president, Atiku Abubakar, as the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) prepares to hold its presidential primary this weekend.

The Senate president and presidential aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki, has ruled out the possibility of stepping down for any of the presidential aspirants despite the moves by the party’s Board of Trustees to have a consensus candidate. Daily Trust reports that while speaking with newsmen on Monday night, September 10, at the PDP national secretariat in Abuja shortly after submitting his expression of interest forms, Saraki said all aspirants should be given a level playing field to slug it out at the primary.

Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, asked the National Working Committee (NWC) of the party to be free and fair in the process leading to the primaries for the best person to emerge. He said: “I don’t think the consensus thing is the issue before us, because we are trying to ensure that there is internal democracy in the system and very credible primaries.

What is important is that at the end of the day we have something that is rancour-free. “What I can tell you is that we are working together because we are still part of one family. I believe at the end of the day, we will have a process that whoever emerges will be supported by all of us; so that there will be no need dividing ourselves,” he said.

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