A former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has said the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) will surprise Nigerians despite the internal crisis rocking the main the party.
The party is neck-deep in a crisis following the refusal of its National Chairman, Iyiocha Ayu, to step down as demanded by the camp of Rivers State Governor, Nyesome Wike, known as the G-5.
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Speaking with reporters in Ilorin, Kwara State, on the sidelines of the 10th year remembrance of his late father, Dr Olusola Saraki, the former Governor of Kwara State said the differences between PDP’s presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, and the G-5 governors would soon be resolved.
He said, “We will surprise Nigerians. This is because we all think about what is good for this country. Look at the poverty that is on the streets. Look at how governance has not gone well.
“We will put Nigerians first because Nigerians want PDP back in power. The little differences between Governor Wike and Alhaji Abubakar, we will resolve them and at the end of the day whether it’s Wike or others, all of us in PDP want a better Nigeria.”
Recounting the memorable time with his late father, he said he (Dr Olusola) convinced him to go into politics.
“It was not easy. In fact, it was a battle, I resisted it. But today, I can see that the greatest satisfaction in life is to see people progress.
“The only thing we can do as his children is to sustain his legacy of making sure lives of the people are better as well as stand for the truth. Though, it is not easy to stand for the truth, but I am out to stand for a better Kwara.”