Former President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has revealed that the sum of N40 million has been raised by concerned Nigerians for his Presidential and Nomination forms.
The former governor of Kwara State made this known in a post on Facebook on Tuesday.
This is as he revealed that he’s now ready to fight twice as hard due to the contributions made by a group of professionals towards his presidential ambition.
Saraki said, “Now, I Will Fight Twice as Hard.
“Last night, I was truly touched by the gesture of the young professionals convened by Abubakar Danmusa, who helped to raise the N40 million for my Presidential Expression of Interest Form and my Nomination Form.
“These young people, who went out of their way to rally their friends, family, and coworkers, made contributions of N500,000 to N2 million to reach their desired goal.
“This symbolic gesture, a first of its kind in the history of our nation, is also a challenge to me. Now, I promise to work twice as hard as I originally intended. I promise to meet the yearning and aspirations of all our young people to run a modern government that can achieve sustainable development.
“As it stands, this is a clarion call. This is why, I make this promise — not out of politics or propaganda— but out of the fervent belief that young people have a role to play in the development of our nation:
“When I become President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the 29th of May 2023, all the Ministers of State in my Cabinet will be experienced young people who are under the age of 35.”
“Yes, we have our work cut out for us. But the battle to #FixNigeria has just started!”
Speaking recently, during an appearance on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme, Saraki said he has what it takes to be President.
According to him, he knows how to reach out to the various ethnic groups in the country.
“I believe I have what it takes to lead Nigeria. I am not someone who shies away from taking up challenges. I’m not someone who does not know the issues or someone who does not have the energy and vibrancy to address those issues.
“More importantly, I am someone that can reach out across the political divide, based on my antecedents. I am someone who can reach out across the ethnicity divide and across the religious divide,” he said.