The senate president, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has taken his campaign to Cross River State where he said Nigeria as a country is dire need of a youthful and energetic president with capacity to unite all segments and deliver the dividends of democracy.
Saraki who stated this on Wednesday when he visited the governor of Cross River State, Prof. Ben Ayade in Calabar in continuation of his nationwide tour to seek delegates’ support for his presidential ambition on the platform of the People Democratic Party (PDP) appealed to Nigerians to vote for a youthful and “digital” president to move it forward.
“Your Excellency, I am here to seek the support of delegates of Cross River state. The world over, there is a new world order out there, a new world order that requires a new type of leadership and a certain requirement of a president that leads a country.
“A new order that requires a president that is mobile, digital, that has capacity, that can plan for its people, that has a destination that he is taking his people to. Across the world people are waiting for when this new world order will come to Nigeria and the new order has come at this time.
“Nigeria cannot afford to make another mistake in leadership in 2019. We will not develop by chance or trial by error, rather they need a leader with a vision and he has a vision for the country,” he told Ayade.
He said it is not just about voting out the All Progressives Congress (APC) but about restoring and repairing the country.
“We cannot afford to make the mistake. It is not just about voting out the APC. It is about restoring Nigeria.
“To do that, we need a capable president that knows what the issues are. Today we must develop this country and address the hunger and deprivation.
“Today we must grow this country and address the issues of hunger and deprivation out there,” he added.
The senate president said the country needs a president who knows what the issues are stressing that should not elect leaders based on sentiments but elect those who have proven capacity.
Responding, the governor commended Saraki for visiting the state saying he (Saraki) has the humility and intellectual capacity to be president 2019.
Ayade who pledged his support for the senate president added that having worked with Saraki in the seventh senate, he (Ayade) was convinced that he has what it takes to lead Nigeria to the zenith.