Saraki to Join APC? Former Senate President Speaks on Defection, 2023 Presidency

Saraki to Join APC? Former Senate President Speaks on Defection, 2023 Presidency

  • Bukola Saraki, Nigeria's former Senate president has declared that he is not leaving his party, PDP for APC
  • The former governor stated this amid speculations that he may dump the opposition if he fails to clinch PDP's presidential ticket
  • Saraki on Tuesday, October 26, said it would be unfair to think he would join the ruling APC ahead of the 2023 election

Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has reacted to speculations that he may dump the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for the All Progressives Congress (APC).

P.M News reports that Saraki while ruling out plans to abandon the opposition during an interview programme on Arise News TV on Tuesday morning, October 26, said he is a team player.

Bukola Saraki
Bukola Saraki has dismissed speculations that he may defect to the ruling All Progressives Congress. Photo credit: Abubakar Bukola Saraki
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There have been rumours that the ex-governor of Kwara state will pitch his tent with the ruling party for the 2023 election if he fails to get the presidential ticket of the PDP.

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According to him, it would be unfair to think he would join APC, adding that when he ran for the presidency and didn’t get the ticket he offered himself to be the DG of Atiku Abubakar's campaign.

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On if he would contest for the presidency in 2023, Saraki said he would address the issue at the right time, saying he is focused on building a strong party.

Speaking further, Saraki hinted that a former governor and some APC bigwigs will soon defect to the opposition party, The Punch added.

The former president of the Senate revealed that the APC members were concluding plans to defect ahead of the 2023 general election nationwide.

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Earlier, reported that Kawu Baraje said that the north has got the nod to contest the 2023 presidency. This came after the emergence of a former Senate president, Iyorchia Ayu as the consensus candidate for the national chairmanship position of the PDP ahead of its convention.

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Baraje, who was a former national chairman of the PDP, said the party has given the north the option of producing its presidential candidate in 2023 despite the emergence of a northerner.

In a statement on Wednesday, October 13, Baraje said the north-central needed the presidency not the national chairmanship of the party.


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