Former Kwara State governor and Senator representing Kwara Central, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has expressed interest in contesting for Senate presidency. As the race for who will emerge Senate President in the 8th session of the National Assembly gathers momentum, he said he was confident he would emerge victorious.
The front runners in the race for the coveted seat include Saraki, (Kwara), George Akume (Benue), Danjuma Goje (Gombe) and Abdullahi Adamu (Nasarawa). The All Progressives Congress has zoned the office to the North-Central zone.
On Monday, Saraki spoke with newsmen when he received his certificate of return in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital, saying he was hopeful of emerging as president of the Senate when the 8th National Assembly is inaugurated in June.
“However, I think we’ll continue to move around and talk to our people, at the end of the day, we are hopeful,” he said.
He also commended the people of the state for voting for APC in all elections, saying the victory was a challenge for all elected office-holders to perform.
The state’s Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed, in an open campaign for Saraki, his predecessor in office, said the former governor is very qualified for the office.
“We are grateful to our political leader in the state for guiding us aright. Indeed, most of what we are witnessing today in the state and other parts of the country happened because our leader and others chose to stand up for change at a critical point in Nigeria,” he said.