Buhari does not understand governance, Saraki insists

[File] Nigeria’s Senate leader, Bukola Saraki, announces that he would stand to become the main opposition candidate in 2019’s presidential elections in Abuja, Nigeria, August 30, 2018. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde

Senate President and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant, Dr. Bukola Saraki yesterday said Nigerians made mistake by voting President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015 and warned against such in 2019.

He said having worked with the President for over three and half years, he can categorically say that Buhari “does not understand governance and was not prepared for governance of the country when he was elected in 2015.”

Saraki, who stated this while addressing Oyo State delegates and members of the party ahead of the national convention of the PDP at the state secretariat of the party in Molete, Ibadan, said Nigeria needs a “digital President”.

The former governor of Kwara State, who was accompanied by Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, Senator Abiodun Olujinmi, Captain Idris Wada, Dr. Doyin Okupe and Muhammed Wakil, noted that the mistake Nigerians have made over the years was electing people into positions of authority based on sentiment.

He specifically maintained that the country needed a digital President who can relate well with presidents of other countries.

He declared that he is the most capable for the work among the PDP presidential aspirants and urged Oyo State delegates to support his aspiration.

He said: “The major mistake we are making is that we vote people who cannot do it. All other countries, they look for the best candidates. If you look at other aspirants, you will see that I can do better than all of them.

“The mistake we made is that the person who is there does not know anything. The person that is there does not understand governance.

“If you have observed, you will discover that presidents of other countries who have visited Nigeria in recent time did not sleep in the country. They will just come for two or few hours and go back.”

The Senate President said that what the country needs in 2019 is a capable president, as Buhari has shown that he is not capable for the task.

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