- Bukola Saraki has expressed readiness to run the helms of affairs of Nigeria ahead of the 2023 general elections
- The former senate president made his intentions known recently when he visited Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state
- Saraki was accompanied by key leaders and stakeholders from the North Central zone to congratulate Ortom and stakeholders from his zone on the success of the last convention
Benue, Makurdi- A former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, wants to contest for presidency in 2023.
Saraki, during a recent visit to Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue state declared his intentions to run for president in the 2023 general elections, The Punch reports.
The former governor of Kwara state took to his official Facebook page to announce his visit and shared photos on Tuesday, November 23.
Saraki called Ortom a good party man under the People’s Democratic Party.
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According to a report by Vanguard, Saraki was in Makurdi with former Governor of Kogi state, Idris Wada, former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje, Senator Suleiman Adokwe, and the Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher.
Saraki is said to have stated that:
“A political party that cannot organize its affairs has no business leading this country. A party that has organized its affairs is ready to lead the country and that is the PDP.”
Ortom, on the other hand, stated that the PDP was on a rescue mission to save Nigeria from the current All Progressives Congress government.
He also noted that Saraki was the first from the North Central zone to declare his interest in running for president.
Saraki also stated, via his Twitter handle, that he was ready to work with the party stakeholders in the North Central region while commending them for the warm reception.
Why Secondus needs to calm down, Senator Abba Moro speaks
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that a former minister of interior and the current senator representing Benue south senatorial district has urged the suspended national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Uche Secondus, to calm down.
Moro while speaking to Legit.ng at the peak of the PDP's national convention which took place in Abuja said it would be unfair to say that Secondus has no right to feel bad about his suspension as a national chairman.
He said in his opinion, he would advise Secondus to take his suspension and whatever might have happened in good faith.
What I will do if Atiku emerges PDP’s presidential candidate, PDP governor makes strong statement
In another report, Ahmadu Fintiri, the governor of Adamawa state, has said he will strongly support former vice president Atiku Abubakar if he again emerges as the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in 2023.
Fintiri who is the chairman of the PDP national convention committee said this on Tuesday, October 26, when he appeared as a guest of Channels TV's Politics Today.
The governor of Adamawa state said Atiku has all it takes to rule Nigeria, reiterating that he will work towards his emergence as Nigeria's president if he gets the PDP's presidential ticket.