President of the Nigerian Senate, Bukola Saraki has stated that until the country has a president that has the capacity to govern and understands the economy, it will not make progress.
Saraki stated this in Akure, the Ondo State capital on Friday during his nationwide tour of his aspiration to obtain the party’s presidential ticket.
Saraki, a presidential aspirant of the party who was received at the party secretariat by leaders and members of the party urged the delegates in the state to elect someone with leadership skills who can pull the country out of her doldrums.
“The country is at the crossroad, the country has never been so bad, many of the citizens do not have a sense of belonging. You cannot have progress without unity.
“There is need for us to unite this country, there is need for us to have a president that represents everybody’s interest. A president that believes in equity and justice.
“Let us put sentiments aside, let us put a man that can deliver, let’s put a man who has shown that he has delivered before.”
The presidential aspirant further stated that if the country must align with developed countries, focus must be channelled towards an energetic leader with proven track records.
“We have seen the new order in the world and the new order is that young people are the ones in the helms of leadership.
“We all talk about Asian tigers, they did not get there by chance, they got there because they have visionary leaders. It is time for us to bring a visionary leader to Nigeria.
“The greatest problem of this country is leadership because they don’t have vision, they don’t have idea, they don’t know where they want to take this country to.
“Let’s put sentiments aside, it’s time to bring in visionary leaders.”
He maintained that the current leadership of the country lacks the will to rescue the country and assured that if given the mandate, he will ensure that the country attain her glorious height.
“You cannot give what you don’t have. With all due respect to the leadership we have now, they don’t have it. It is time to have the leadership that is vibrant, that’s young, that’s credible, that’s courageous and determined.
“When a man has shown leadership, it’s time to give it to him.
“This project is our project and we think we have a good material to sell,” he added.