- Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima says he is the most qualified person to occupy the presidential office in 2023
- The former governor of Zamfara state discloses that some political groups from different parts of the country have approached him to contest for president in 2023
- Yerima notes that his track records both in public service and political office make him best fit the role of president
Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima on Sunday, January 12, disclosed his intention to contest for the president of Nigeria in the 2023 general elections on the grounds that he is the most qualified person for the job.
Yerima who is a former governor of Zamfara state, made the disclosure when speaking to the press after he paid a condolence visit to the families of renown Islamic Scholar, Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi over the death of his wife and the families of late prime minister, Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa over the death of his last surviving wife, The Tribune reports.
The senator said some political groups from different parts of the country have approached him to contest for the number one seat in the country in 2023.
Yerima stated that his track records both in public service and political office make him best fit the role. He said the Islamic legal system he introduced while in the office is still addressing social vices in spite of the controversy trailing the introduction of the system.
He noted that his next political aspiration is to become a president or vice president after serving as a governor for eight years and senator for another eight years.
The lawmaker said if elected as president, he will address the basic problems affecting the socio-economic development of the country by fighting poverty and creating more jobs opportunities and infrastructures.
Meanwhile, a report by Daily Trust indicates that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has activated its structures nationwide ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
According to the report, the PDP has begun early plans to take over power at the centre from incumbent Muhammadu Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The PDP structures nationwide are said to be still active and formidable to challenge the governing party. The opposition party currently boasts of 15 governors in its rank spread across the different geo-political zones in the country.
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