Senator Bukola Saraki has suspended his 2015 presidential bid. According to a statement he released on his website, he said he’s suspending it ‘in interest of country and party. Find the statement below..
After months of wide but careful deliberations and consultations with my family, friends, political associates and supporters, today, I am announcing the suspension of my Presidential Bid in the interest of our country and party.
As it stands, I have been deeply humbled by the spark that my prospective candidacy has ignited among Nigerians across Nigeria and abroad; Young people, youth groups, and stakeholders from all geo-political zones have sought the change that they wish to see.
These young people by their overwhelming support have not only encouraged my candidacy, they have endorsed the change that they desperately crave.
As complicated as the political outlook of 2015 currently seems, now is the time for well-meaning Nigerians from all works of life to fall-in-line and become rank-and-file soldiers in our struggle to reclaim our nation.
I have always maintained that I did not leave the ruling party for the opposition because of any personal interest; Anyone who understands Nigerian politics would know that it takes serious courage, rugged doggedness and self-sacrifice to do that. Therefore, whether it is on the issue of the party or all other issues that I have been pushing in my position as a Senator of the Federal Republic, the primal purpose that drives me is the desire to see a better and more purposely governed Nigeria.