I Faced Impeachment Because I Insisted Buhari Government Shouldn’t Borrow – Ex-Senate President, Saraki

Bukola Saraki, the former President of the Senate, has explained why the governing All Progressives Congress, APC, government failed to remove him from office.

Saraki, who spoke in Calabar on Tuesday during a consultative forum with PDP delegates and other party members, claimed he had the ability to bring people together, according to Vanguard.

The ex-governor of Kwara State, who came to canvass support from PDP delegates ahead of the presidential primaries in May 2022, promised Nigerians that if given the opportunity to lead, he was prepared and capable of leading the country into a better future.

He said, “We are inching into a failing state, cost of living has skyrocketed, unemployment is high; we don’t have the luxury to let emotion define who leads us today. We don’t have the luxury of saying I will vote for him because we speak the same language or we practise the same religion, Nigeria needs a president who is a team player.

“I will leave Nigeria a better country than I met it, if given the opportunity to serve. As we speak, Nigeria spends 80 percent of its revenue to service debt; there is no way we can develop as a country with this kind of indices.

“I have held people together before in the Senate, the reason their ploy to remove me failed was because I related very well with my colleagues, people I worked with even in such a hostile environment, I stood my ground; they wanted to borrow, we need a president who can afford to hold everyone together as well as stand his ground on the right policies that will move us forward.”

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