After a closed door meeting with between the former Senate president of Nigeria, Bukola Saraki and former president of Nigeria, Olusegun Obasanjo, Saraki has said that the security woes of the country cannot be handled independently by the All Progressives Congress led administration.
The former president, who is also the chairman of the reconciliation and strategic committee of the Peoples Democratic Party in his resolve, revealed that the victory over the war against insecurity is tied to the collaborative effort of every Nigerian, devoid of party affiliations.
Saraki who spoke shortly after a close-door meeting with President Olusegun Obasanjo, at the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library, in Abeokuta, Ogun State, emphasized on the need to address some national challenges without political sentiments.
In his words:
I think that when we talk about kidnapping, when we talk about sense of belonging, these are issues that go across party lines and what is required now is for government to provide leadership in bringing all stakeholders together. Let us discuss and see how we can address some of these issues.
We are very hopeful for the future of this country; we are very hopeful that everybody will have a sense of belonging. I think it is important that we all must come to the table and discuss. We can tap into a lot of resources, even on the issue of security, there are lot of people with a lot of experience that we can make use of.
My advice to government this time is that, this problem is a huge problem that cannot be left to just the government and the ruling party. I think this is the time the opposition, the ruling party and our international friends come together because the challenges before us are enormous and we need to address them.
While responding to question bothering on his purpose of visit to Obansanjo, Saraki said it was a consultative meeting to seek advice on ways to propel the success and growth of the Nation.
It is a very useful deliberation; we inform the former president why we are here – the purpose of the committee and that it is important as an elder statesman. The president is someone who has been in our party before and someone committed to the unity, to the success of this country.
Saraki disclosed the meeting via his official twitter handle
We were pleased to be able to tap into President Obasanjo’s great fountain of knowledge during our conversation on the peace and unity of Nigeria — and how to address several of the challenges that we currently face as a nation. #PDPReconciliation pic.twitter.com/TqC0HJccJ2
— Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki (@bukolasaraki) March 3, 2021