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Our Democracy Is In Danger With What They're Doing - Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki yesterday visited Ekiti State in continuation of nationwide consultations ahead of the presidential primaries of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

He met with Governor Ayo Fayose and other PDP delegates at the Government House, Ado-Ekiti to solicit their support.

Saraki stressed that he possesses the qualities of the leader needed by Nigerians at this critical period of the country's history, promising to give every Nigerian a sense of belonging.

Saraki said Nigeria is at crossroads with its democracy endangered claiming that democracy would have collapsed but for the intervention of the National Assembly which he heads.

The Senate boss pledged to accede to the demands of Nigerians for restructuring for the states in the federation to maximize their potentials.

Saraki said: “We are at a cross road. We are seeing great danger with our democracy, that is why your state has had a terrible experience with the kind of democracy.

“If not for what we have been doing at the NASS to sustain and protect the democracy, by now there will be nothing like democracy in Nigeria.


“So, it is important that we look for a courageous and capable President that we can be proud of. A President that will ensure that we have true democracy.

“Before now we have been voting based on sentiment, and ethnicity, so we need a leader that will allow you to reach your goal, it is time we restructure and have a state that would be able to maximise their potentials.”