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Saraki: I’m Running For President Because I Have What It Takes To Make Nigeria Corruption Free

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Saraki: I Made A Deal With PDP To Run For President Before Defecting From APC

Saraki has revealed his plan to run as the next president of Nigeria.

In a report released by the Bloomberg yesterday, the controversial Senate Boss said he struck a deal with his former party prior to his defection from the APC.

Here is what he told the news agency:

“I am consulting and actively considering it. I believe I can make the change,” he said.

 ”If a government can go and lock up an arm of government — and it’s never happened in our history — we should all be very concerned, we should not be surprised that they would use security agencies for elections.”

Saraki said Nigeria needed to be governed by a genuinely pro-business administration that will be able to tackle recurrent security issues.

“Most of the inflows that have come in are merely hot money, and that is because the oil price has gone up. Investment in the real sector is not seen.

“The private sector, in my view, has probably taken a position that the confidence is not there in the government.

“The country requires a government that is truly pro-business and a president that sees himself as a chief marketing officer.

”There has been a persistent disregard for due process and a lack of neutrality for some of these issues. For you to have credible elections, you must have safe elections. Security agencies are actively getting involved in the politics.”

“The fundamentals of whatever we are going to develop is going to be based on sound democracy, credible elections, freedom of choice of Nigerians. If we don’t have that as a foundation, then everything else cannot happen.”

“If we are going to have a subsidy, we should have a budget for it. Because once we have a budget for it, the private sector can also play a role in the importation of petroleum products. And if the private sector plays a role, definitely the cost of the subsidy will go down and there will be more efficiency in the delivery of products. But in the environment we are in today, where it’s only the Nigerian National Petroleum Corp. that’s doing that, it’s going to be inefficient, it’s not going to be transparent.”

Speaking on the deal with the PDP, he said:

“The PDP has learnt its lesson from the loss in 2015, and I think unfortunately the APC did not learn from their victory.” While negotiating with the PDP “we listed a number of issues. We talked about how to sustain and improve the fight against corruption; the issue of providing more powers to the states; inclusion and having a more nationalistic approach on things we do; to continue to improve the environment that will ensure investments. We listed a number of items during the discussions with the PDP, and there is a written agreement to that. We trust that we can hold them to that.”

“We would ensure that the party is strong on security. The APC too has not done well on the issue of security. We have the opportunity with the right kind of presidential candidate and president to provide the leadership for the party. The party has a good opportunity to lead the country in the right direction.”

To win the PDP ticket at the party’s primary on Oct. 5 and 6, Saraki would need to beat other presidential aspirants, including former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, former Jigawa State Governor Sule Lamido, former Kaduna State Governor Ahmed Makarfi, former Minister Tanimu Turaki, Gombe State Governor Ibrahim Dankwabo and Sokoto State Governor Aminu Tambuwal.

Tambuwal, like Saraki and Atiku defected from the APC to the PDP because of their presidential ambition.



  1. Junior Ekweme

    August 16, 2018 at 3:57 AM

    Stop chasing shadows. u can never become the president

  2. M.Truth

    August 16, 2018 at 4:32 AM

    I thought Nigeria has banned the selling of tramadol and codeine, Saraki must b investigated, he is on drugs..

    • Jide Babs

      August 16, 2018 at 5:08 AM


  3. Lola O

    August 16, 2018 at 4:39 AM

    Your own people are shouting ole, ole (thief, thief) after you and trying to lynch you in public and you believe you are the right candidate for President??? If dreams were horses…. anyway keep dreaming, no harm in being ambitious. So, you think those that stayed in and loyal to PDP without deflecting from other parties are so stupid they will step back and give the leadership mandate to your Majesty, Bukola Saraki, godfather of armed robbers and thugs??? Your I.Q is questionable per se. Lastly, keep the power struggle active in PDP so Buhari can focus on the arduous task of rebuilding the country and hopefully get his message across and make Nigeria better for everyone, including those of us you bastards have forced into involuntary exile due to deplorable conditions of our country. I am restraining myself from putting a curse on you and your cohorts. You will surely hear from me again, insha Allah.

    • Keep it real

      August 16, 2018 at 8:14 AM

      @lola o….involuntary exile… well said!!!
      out of the country for about 20 years now. just visit & go
      honestly tears running down!
      may God SAVE Nigeria

  4. Mon

    August 16, 2018 at 6:00 AM

    The highest bidder to the colonial masters will be the president as IBB and OBJ have what it takes to back him up, if this up coming election did not stir up the real revolution from the masses required to implement the real change,or disintegration, then, no more hope for Nigeria. The PVC is useless,it’s not gona count.

  5. Big Aunty Koks

    August 16, 2018 at 8:11 AM

    What was that prediction again NG..? Oh I remember, l think; somebody with name that starts with ‘S’ will win the prdiction said. Yeah…

    • Lola O

      August 16, 2018 at 2:06 PM

      @ Big Aunty Koks does the S stand for Sicko? Hahaha. These psychotic patients calling themselves politicians make me laugh. Association of clowns. Atiku, another name for ole, has threatened to sink the PDP if not given the leadership mandate and God please grant him one last grace to destroy the party, insha Jesus. They have nothing to offer Nigeria, Oloriburuku dede won, misfortune heads bunches of trash.

  6. Bako Deen

    August 16, 2018 at 8:19 AM

    U can never smell even the VP slot of this country talkless of of being the President.Ur profile has always been questionable right from Societe General Bank days to being a state Governor,Senator and SP.Mark it,2019 will be the end of ur political career in sha allah.U dont have anything to offer Nigerians than selfishness.U are an acclaimed Medical Practisioner,so go and practice medicine that u actually studied.Ok

  7. subtile

    August 16, 2018 at 9:44 AM

    ohh my God,this man is still talking about presidency ,may God almighty saves Nigeria,if you ar here in this part of world,you know what can happen to you by law. ,is it your fault?.

  8. Boris Iykh Brown

    August 16, 2018 at 10:59 AM

    You Bukola make Nigeria Corruption free ? Please tell it to the Birds.

  9. DB

    August 16, 2018 at 11:08 AM

    I am trying so hard to restrain myself from saying anything negative about this Thief but if not that he be Oloriburuku who has purposed to leave Nigeria in a permanent state of oriibu, he wont not come out and insult Nigerians further with this useless declaration of his. All of you that have strengthened violence and corruption in Nigeria will suffer the plagues that plagued Egypt. Wicked people, demons in agbada!

  10. uzoma

    August 16, 2018 at 12:36 PM

    Let us not castigate him yet; if Ibori can go to prison for stealing his state blind and was still received by his people as their messiah when he came back and was even made a chief, anything can happen. These rotten politicians have devised a way to buy the conscience of the gullible with a bag of rice, piece of cloth, and one thousand Naira and with the backing of those who gave oil well to themselves, hmm my people anything can happen. Nigeria is unpredictable. The best solution is French type revolution or Rawling to emerge in Nigeria.

  11. Matilda

    August 16, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    I just wished both APC n the PDP will not wins next years election……….. Buh for now ,I Comment ma reserve…!!!

  12. Matilda

    August 16, 2018 at 2:14 PM

    I just Wished both the APC n PDP will not win next years election……buh for Now,I comment ma reserve!!!!!

  13. Matilda

    August 16, 2018 at 2:17 PM

    I just Wished both d APC n PDP will not win next years election…. Buh for now, I comment ma reserve!!!

  14. Stanley Jones

    August 16, 2018 at 2:29 PM

    It doesn’t matter if those listed names emerge as president, the fact is nothing good in terms of leadership will come out of people from the North, I’m surprise no southerners was listed or are people from the south not part of Nigeria? SMH

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