Senate president Bukola Saraki has expressed his confidence that his party, the People’s Democratic Party will win next year’s presidential election.
The Senate president who is also the national leader of the party which he newly defected to, gave this assurance to members of the party from the 16 local government areas of Kara state.
Saraki also stated that the party will win all the local government areas of the state.
Saraki told them that the victory of the party at federal level, will be beneficial to them.
“If we emerge victorious at the federal level, all of us will be the beneficiaries. In the state, with your support we will win the state for PDP.
“All of you here are the key players in Kwara politics. With unity of purpose, no party can contest with you.
“We are here to unite all of us under the party we belong to today.
I am assuring all members that there will be equity, internal democracy and justice.
“It is not going to be winners take all.
As far as I am concerned, everybody here today belong to our political structure.
“There is nothing like old or new Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). We have all become one PDP.
He asked for unity from all members of the party, saying whether they were there before or new, everyone is one.
“I want all of us to be united for the progress and development of Kwara State.
“As par the politics of the state, nobody can wrest the power from us I if we are united. By the grace of God we will emerge victorious both at the federal and state levels.
“We will ensure that we work as one party because we have always worked together before.
“We will see that all the wards and local governments’ popular candidates emerge based on their popularity and acceptability.
Saraki also told them he has no anointed candidate, as anyone chosen by them, is OK by him.
“I don’t have any anointed candidate at all levels. I don’t have candidates for the state Assembly, National Assembly. It is the person you want in your constituency that I will okay.
“Don’t allow anybody to deceive you that I have endorsed any candidate.
The Senate President implored party leaders and elders not to drop his name to impose unpopular candidates.
“All of us will collectively choose who becomes the next governor. We will ensure that there is no faction, but one PDP.
“We will ensure that meetings in the local government areas take place in one venue. And we will all work together for the interest of the party.”