The senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, Dr Bukola Saraki, yesterday said Nigeria’s future belongs to the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Saraki, who chairs the Senate Committee on Ecology and Environment, spoke at his Agbaji home in Ajikobi area of Ilorin, after registering as APC member.
The former Kwara State governor urged those who had not joined the party to do so before the end of the six-day registration.
He said: “For those of you who have been watching, who do not know, where we are is where the Almighty God is. We have done it again. You better drop all other things you are carrying and come to APC because this is where the future is in Kwara State and this is where everybody is.
“Today, I am here to register as a bona fide member of APC. It is of great joy that this journey has got to this place. We started the journey to bring about change, to bring about a better Nigeria. By the power of God, the step we have taken today will take us to that Promised Land.
“I want you to carry the message back to the APC headquarters. The enthusiasm you see here today, most of our units have already taken up the number allocated for registration. It is an indication that the change has come for our great party.
“Here in Kwara State, if you go down memory lane, this was the enthusiasm when we brought the defunct All Peoples Party (APP) to the state many years back. When we left APP to go to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), there was no more APP in Kwara State. The enthusiasm was with PDP.
“But today, you should let those at the headquarters know that here in the state, APC is the party. By the will of God, as we have done in the past, we will continue to do again.
“We delivered in all the elections. We want to tell the party leaders to go and sleep. By God’s willing, we will deliver. For our people, who have not yet registered, there are still more days to register. “For those who are still waiting, this is just the first phase. Please, stay calm. We are now one united family; everybody will register.”
Also, House of Representatives Judiciary Committee Chairman, Dr Ali Ahmad, spoke after registering at the Balogun Fulani Ward 3 in Ilorin.
The former University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) lecturer described APC as the fastest-growing party in the world.
He said: “This is history in the making in Nigeria. We have seen how people have trooped out. We sort of miscalculated when we said we needed only 100 per polling unit. For the first day, we had more than 100. S,o we have be placating our people. These are signs of good things to come.
“This is a party that is waxing stronger and stronger. It is the fastest-growing political party in the world. By the grace of God, APC will win at all levels in the 2015 elections.”