Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki on Monday evening noted that zoning will not solve the numerous challenges in the country.
Mr Saraki stated that if elected as the next president, Lagos would be given special attention as an investment destination in Nigeria.
He promised that within 48 months of the inauguration of his administration, efforts would be made to increase the nation’s revenue through diversification, stoppage of fuel subsidy and borrowing for consumables.
On zoning of the presidency, Saraki said zoning was not the answer to Nigeria’s present situation, but leadership.
The ex-Kwara governor added that Nigeria needed a president with action and courage to stand and take some very bold decisions to reposition the nation.
The former governor of Kwara added that Nigeria needs an active and courageous president to stand up and take bold decisions to rebuild the nation.
“Please, let me appeal to you, I am your own. Let us work together to ensure that we win at the federal (level) and win at the state,” said Mr Saraki. “There is nobody among all the aspirants that has the same history and closeness to Lagos state as myself. Do not leave your own to go look for someone outside. Together we can make this country better. My interest will be your interest. I want to appeal, don’t share your delegate votes, this is my own state. I beg you.”
“I have shown that I can stand for what I believe in. I do not run from challenges, I face them. I am a solution provider. Every office that I have occupied, I have left it better than I met it,” he told the delegates. “I believe that given your support and I become president of Nigeria, I will leave Nigeria better than I met it. I will become a chief marketing officer to sell Nigeria.”