The Nigeria Senate President, Bukola Saraki has said yesterday in Port Harcourt that he has the capacity to set the country on the path of growth, unity and reconciliation.
Bukola Saraki who spoke at the Government House in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, said: “The country is in dire need of a leader that will provide unity; a leader that will represent everybody from whatever part of the country that you come from. I think I am suited to provide that leadership.”
Bukola Saraki call for support came in the wakes of a request by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, who urged the National Assembly to pass the Electoral Act and demand immediate assent from President Muhammadu Buhari.
Bukola Saraki said Nigeria was in need of a leader that would provide unity, carry all groups along and provide a platform of justice and fair play.
“This is a job that requires all of us to be united and focused. Yes, we have individual ambitions, but at any given time, I am ready to sacrifice that ambition for the party,” he said.
Responding, Governor Wike said that the Electoral Act should be in place for the processes of the 2019 elections to be legally kick-started.
He said: “As leader of the National Assembly, do all you can for the Electoral Act to be passed. Once the Electoral Act is passed, if it is not assented to, I urge you people not to pass the INEC Budget because INEC budget is based on the Electoral Act. I urge that these things must be taken together,” he said.