A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has promised to restore stability in Nigeria if elected president in 2023.
Mr Saraki made the pledge Friday afternoon when he met delegates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Katsina State in his campaign for the party’s ticket for the 2023 election.
Mr Saraki, who is also a former governor of Kwara State, said the security situation in the country had been giving him sleepless nights, vowing to make security his top priority if elected president.
“Nigeria is in very bad situation. The security situation needs to be rejuvenated. In 2015, I came to Katsina for campaign and we went to Zamfara State through Jibia but we can’t do that today because the roads are not safer. When you make me the president, I promise that you will be safe. We will ensure that the situation gets improved. We will put money and all the required equipment to ensure you are all safe,” he said.
Mr Saraki said the level of killings and the attitude of the federal government in tackling the situation had been worrisome.
He also promised to provide employment for the youth.
“Katsina is my home. I see you as brothers and sisters. Anytime I come here, I remember my brother, (Ex-president) Umaru Musa Yar’adu’a of blessed memories. I have come here to make my home people know that I am seeking for the position of the president of Nigeria. And there is nowhere to start but home. That is why I am here in Katsina State.”