Senate President Bukola Saraki has charged elected political officeholders to concentrate on serving the people and not the 2019 general election.
Saraki, while speaking with newsmen in Ilorin, said 2019 is still a long way away for serious-minded politicians to be so engrossed with it to the detriment of good governance.
Saraki said elected public officeholders have not met some of the expectations of Nigerians, adding that they should rather be committed to rendering services and fulfilling their electoral promises.
2019 is a long way. Any serious minded politician that is interested in his people should not be talking about 2019 especially if we want to be honest with ourselves, some of the expectations of our people have not been met.
I think it will be insensitive, if we have left that and we are now talking about 2019. We need to work hard to make sure that we meet those expectations.
The economy is already moving in the right direction, which is why we are addressing the issue of security, which is good. We are fighting corruption; we need to do more in that area.
By the time we work tremendously over the next one year, I think we will be in a position where we can beat our chest and say we have done well.