A leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and former National Publicity Secretary of the defunct National Party of Nigeria (NPN), Chief Abiola Ogundokun, has drummed up support for the aspiration of the Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, to become the next Senate President.
In a statement made available to journalists on Friday, Ogundokun said Saraki, who is a two-term governor of Kwara State, has intimidating credentials that place him far ahead of other contestants for the Senate top job.
He particularly referred to how Senator Saraki was able to hold the people of Kwara together and lead the state for two terms of eight years as governor after gathering a formidable professional experience in the nation’s banking industry.
Ogundokun also said the upper chamber of the National Assembly needed the former governor’s political exposure and maturity to bring members with diverse aspirations for their various constituents together in the overall interest of the nation.
According to him: “Senator Bukola Saraki is tested, trusted and reliable. He has proved his capability in public service by showing tremendous capacity in building on his late father’s legacies.
“The leadership of Bukola Saraki will not only help to stabilize and create much more support for the president-elect Gen. Muhammadu Buhari, Bukola is an asset for national unity because of his national unity acceptance as apostle of politics without bitterness.
“He laid a good foundation for the All Progressives Congress campaign rallies with the debut holding in Ilorin, the capital city of Kwara State. The rally was a huge success. He threw all he had into it to ensure the party holds a firm grip on the state”.
Ogundokun described Saraki as a political bridge builder, working with other APC leaders with openness and sincerity to ensure all geo-political zones are united and in peace for rapid national development and growth.