We need leaders like you, PDP youth heads tell Saraki

Bukola Saraki

Youth leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have said that Nigeria needs more leaders like former Senate President Bukola Saraki, who is also a presidential aspirant.

The youth leaders stated this during their meeting with Saraki ahead of the party’s presidential primaries on May 28.

Speaking at the meeting with Saraki and the national youth leader of the PDP Prince Muhammed Suleiman, the six PDP zonal youth leaders and the 36 state youth leaders in Abuja described Saraki as a “dogged fighter”.

“Your Excellency, you are a dogged fighter, and I want to be like you. You fought the APC for four years for the sake of Nigeria, and I want to personally be like you,” said Suleiman.

“We need more leaders like you. We want you to apply the same strategy that you used to become Senate President despite opposition by the powers that be to chase APC out of power in 2023. Your Excellency, it was under your leadership that the ‘Not Too Young To Run’ law was passed for the benefit of all our young people.

“You managed the eighth Senate for a good four years with great success. This is why, as you embark on your presidential ambition, on behalf of all the 36 PDP State Youth Leaders and the PDP Youth Zonal Leaders, I wish you all the best.”

Earlier, while delivering his comments, the former Kwara State governor had made a strong case why his party delegates like the PDP youth leaders should support his candidacy.

“I am a person that has been tested. I am a person that stood for democracy and the people for four years against this government. I was fighting for Nigeria and the rights of all Nigerians,” he said.

Speaking on the oft-cited claim that he (Saraki) was one of the people that worked to bring President Muhammadu Buhari to office, Saraki stated that at the time, he believed that the president, a retired general, had the ability to address the nation’s insecurity issues.