Saraki
Okupe was aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Chairman, Media Committee of Abubakar Bukola Saraki Presidential Campaign, Doyin Okupe has said Saraki will emerge as the Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

In a statement on Thursday, the former media aide to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan noted that the Senate President is a quintessential leader with an intimidating track record of achievements.

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Okupe said: “His Excellency Dr Bukola Saraki is a man that has been aptly described as a man for this season. A man that has inborn proclivity for leadership.

“He has an exemplary pedigree that is important for this type of post. His late father, Dr Abubakar Olusola Saraki was a medical practitioner and Bukola Saraki is a medical doctor.

“His father was a leader of the Senate and he is the Senate President. His father was Waziri of Ilorin and he is the Waziri of Ilorin.

“Only a very few successful politicians can point to such a magnificent record. Besides, he has been a two-term governor of Kwara State. He was a Chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum.

“As a senator, he is currently the Senate President and the Chairman of the National Assembly. Prior to that, he was a Special Adviser to President Olusegun Obasanjo on Budget Affairs.

“This man has been accepted widely across the country as the defender of our democracy. The man that has stood to withstand fire and fury from the incumbent government. The man that has stood even in the face of arms and yet he was unbowed

“He is a great, confident, courageous, competent and cerebral personality.

“He is a shining light in the political firmament of the PDP. Having gone round the country with Dr. Saraki, I am amazed at the level of his acceptability in virtually every zone of the nation.”