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Senate President Bukola Saraki opens up on 2019 elections

Senate President Bukola Saraki opens up on 2019 elections

Ahead of 2019 general elections, Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has stressed the need for Nigeria to get it right as it cannot afford to fail, saying there can be no democracy without credible elections.

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Speaking in Abuja at a farewell dinner he organised for delegates to International Press Institute, IPI, World Congress, Saraki assured that the Senate would continue to support virile press to ensure that there was no interference in the workings of the media.

Saraki, who called for accurate and responsible journalism as the only way to sustaining the nation’s democracy, said: “As Nigeria heads into the 2019 election year, we plead with the press— national and international— to maintain objectivity at all times in their reporting. I say this because there can be no democracy without credible elections.

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