- Former Senate president, Bukola Saraki has been endorsed by PDP North-Central zone for 2023 presidency
- According to the leader of the delegation, Iyorwuese Hagher, it was time for the geo-political zone to produce the next president of Nigeria
- The group appealed to other zones in the country to ensure that they support Bukola Saraki in 2023
Some stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party from the North-Central zone of the country, have endorsed former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as their candidate for Nigerian Presidency.
According to the leader of the delegation, Iyorwuese Hagher, it was time for the geo-political zone to produce the next president of Nigeria.
He said over the years, supported other regions to enjoy the highest position in the country.
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“The nation right now is so divided and fragmented. We need a uniting force, which the North-Central is known for, to emerge and reunite the country again.
“Bukola Saraki is that young breed with wealth of experience at every cadre of governance to restore Nigeria to where we belong. We do not need an old man as president who will be travelling every moment for treatment and spending the country’s resources abroad”.
Going further, he appealed to other zones in the country who had enjoyed the support of the North-Central to emerge as president.
He said the former Kwara state governor has the capacity to take the nation to greater heights.
“The North Central has played a key role in the political development of Nigeria. It is expected that the rest of Nigeria will respond to our agitation as it did to a similar one in the past by the South-South zone when the country then produced Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as president,” Iyorwuese added.
Saraki to contest for presidency
In another report, Legit.ng reported that 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 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.”
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.