2019: Use Osun governorship election as example – Saraki tells Buhari - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2019: Use Osun governorship election as example – Saraki tells Buhari

Bukola Saraki
Senate President Bukola Saraki, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to conduct a free, fair and credible governorship election in Osun State.

Saraki, who was recently appointed by the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, as Chairman of the 85-member campaign council for the governorship election in Osun asked Buhari to stand on the commitment he made recently to two world leaders who visited the country by using September 22 Osun election as an example to show that he would conduct a free, fair and credible election in 2019.

Saraki, while speaking during a brief inauguration ceremony presided over by the PDP National Chairman, Prince Uche Secondus, on Monday, said aside from the popularity of the PDP candidate in Osun State, the people were yearning for change to return their state.

On the chances of APC winning election, Saraki noted that the ruling party has become unpopular in Osun State due to the alleged maladministration of the ruling party in the state.

While condemning the use of force by security operatives in the Ekiti governorship polls, Saraki said the PDP must not lose the election having lost in Ondo and Ekiti states.

He said, “The election is important because the PDP has lost two governorship elections in the South-West, Ekiti and Ondo states.
“We must win Osun to prove that Osun is the home ground of the PDP.

“The APC is already no more popular in Osun. I hope that President Muhammad Buhari will live up to his promise to world leaders that elections will be free and fair in Nigeria.”

Saraki further called on the leadership of the PDP to capitalise on the disunity in the APC to win the election.

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