(VIDEO) Saraki Returns Nomination Forms

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Presidential aspirant and President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki has returned his nomination forms for Presidency

The former Kwara governor will be running for President in the 2019 elections under the PDP and will be hoping he has a genuine shot.

Saraki has had a controversy-filled 2018 with allegations ranging from corruption to masterminding the infamous Offa robbery.

While returning his forms in Abuja, the Senate President spoke of his intention to change the country and give opportunities to the youth,

“Nigerians have come to understand that to do this you must know what to do. You cannot give what you don’t have. You can only give what you have.” he said

“And the teeming youths are saying it is time for them to put in place someone who has the energy, youthfulness and capacity, capability and the knowledge to drive them to the future.”

“What is important for us is the lives of millions of Nigerians, who are going through such a tough time and who now believe that it is only through the PDP that it can happen.

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“We will play our own part in ensuring that we unite everybody. It has always been my antecedent to provide unity and leadership in this kind of scenario.

“I can assure you that I will play my role in uniting all of us because we are part of one family and we are actually part of one family.

“Our problem is not in PDP but in the other parties. So, we will stay united to carry out this exercise as a family affair.”

Saraki also stated when asked if the PDP would be putting forward a consensus candidate, that all that mattered was the internal harmony in the party

“The most important thing was to ensure internal democracy in the system and credible primaries.

“What is important is that at the end of the day we have something that is rancour free. What I can tell you is that we are working together because we are still part of one family.

“I believe at the end of the day, we will have a process that whoever emerges will be supported by all of us.”

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