Senate President Bukola Saraki is confident that a united Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would defeat President Muhammadu Buhari and emerge winner in Nigeria’s 2019 general election.
Saraki, who recently defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), told members of the PDP in his home state of Kwara on Wednesday that they must unite to get the better of President Muhammadu Buhari’s party.
The former governor of Kwara state met with PDP members from the 16 local government areas that make up the north-central state.
He also expressed his confidence that his new party would emerge victorious in all the local government areas of Kwara.
Saraki said, “If we emerge victorious at the federal level, all of us will be the beneficiaries. In the state, with your support we will win the state for PDP.
“All of you here are the key players in Kwara politics. With unity of purpose, no party can contest with you.
“We are here to unite all of us under the party we belong to today. I am assuring all members that there will be equity, internal democracy and justice.
“It is not going to be winners take all. As far as I am concerned, everybody here today belong to our political structure.
“There is nothing like old or new Peoples Democratic Party. We have all become one PDP.
“I want all of us to be united for the progress and development of Kwara State.
“As par the politics of the state, nobody can wrest the power from us if we are united. By the grace of God we will emerge victorious both at the federal and the state levels,” he added.