The former lawmaker, who spoke in an interview with Arise TV on Monday, January 16, 2022, said Labor has no candidates to fill parliamentary seats, which he says may not go well if the party wins the presidential election.
Saraki makes his point: Saraki, a former governor of Kwara state, said that if Obi is elected president without a majority in the National Assembly, the relationship between the two arms of government may affect good governance.
He said, “Don’t forget that in Nigeria we have a presidential system of government. When you go to the polls on Election Day, you are voting for a party.
“A party where from day 1 you have no candidates for parliamentary seats, there is already a recipe for disaster because you know that the executive and the legislature are not going to have a majority.”
Saraki makes his point: Since the last PDP presidential primaries on May 30, 2022, Saraki has made no secret of his desire for the PDP to return to power in 2023.
Campaign insiders told reporters that Atiku’s decision to appoint Saraki to his team as Special Envoy was designed to build on the former Senate president’s experience as an interventionist and politician who continues to serve as a bridge between the young and the old.