The former Acting National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Abubakar Kawu Baraje has said that he is fully committed to the realization of Senate President Bukola Saraki ‘s ambition to be President in 2019.
Bukola Saraki has been facing a running battle since he left the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the PDP particularly on impeachment threat that is being fuelled by Adams Oshiomhole, APC National Chairman.
Bloomberg reported that Saraki was quoted saying that he is really considering joining the Presidential race under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). As reported by Bloomberg, “I am consulting and actively considering it,” Saraki, 56, said Tuesday in an interview at his residence in the capital, Abuja. “I believe I can make the change.”
Abubakar Baraje Bukola Saraki has been nursing his Presidential ambition since 2011 but he left the stage voluntarily for President Goodluck Jonathan in 2011 and 2015.
“Saraki has been trying his luck to be president since 2011 but withdrew for Jonathan and did the same thing for Buhari in 2015. With his ambition, it is right and I will go to any place for him to win because what Nigerians are looking for is in him. He is the only one that can right the wrongs in Nigeria today and I will give him my strong support,” he also said.
On the Senate President’s defection to the PDP, he added that “Anything that is politically blended is politically possible. Saraki considered a lot of things before decamping. For those of us who know him know that he consulted widely before taking a decision. In fact, he consulted up to a fault before decamping to the PDP and did a lot of consideration.”
Baraje said this in Kwara State during the graduation ceremony of students from the Baraje Centre for Arabic and Islamic Studies.
The former declaration by Saraki will take place soon in his ward in Kwara state and wherever he goes, he (Baraje) will go.