By Noé Ebije, Kaduna
Former Senate Speaker and 2023 Presidential candidate under the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Dr. Bukola Abubakar Saraki has promised free medical services to Nigerians if they are elected President.
Saraki, who was president of the Senate from 2015 to 2019 and chaired the 8th National Assembly, said free medical services would be easy for him to implement as he is a doctor by profession.
He served as Governor of Kwara State from 2003 to 2011.
Addressing Kaduna PDP delegates at the party’s State Secretariat, the presidential hopeful added that if elected, he would also revive the moribund textile industries in Kaduna State.
He, however, lamented that hunger has taken over the well-being of citizens and promised to ensure that poverty becomes a thing of the past.
“I am here to address our delegates in Kaduna State because without the blessing of Kaduna State nothing will happen. It was God who did it.
“In 2023, now is not the time to vote any old way to get to power. We need a brave man to lead Nigeria. I have stood firm as Speaker of the Senate to make things are working well.
“I am a doctor and I will provide free medical services to Nigerians.
“There is hunger in Nigeria. There is insecurity.
“I will make insecurity a thing of the past, especially in the North West.
“We must unite the country because we are one. So vote me in power and I will revive all textile industries in Kaduna. Young people must be given employment.
“Now is the time when you need a Nigerian who is respected around the world.
I’m yours. I will fix Nigeria. Find the person who can unite Nigeria. I am that person”. Saraki said.
Earlier, State Party Chairman Hassan Hyet said that age was on Saraki’s side and he was a silent director.
Hyet recalled how Saraki challenged the executive arm of government for excessive external borrowing.