- A chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Bukola Saraki has made his intention public to run in forthcoming general elections
- This move by the former governor of Kwara state, Saraki was announced earlier on Tuesday, during his visit to the Governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, in Makurdi
- Meanwhile, Governor Ortom disclosed that Saraki was the first from the North Central zone to declare his interest in running for president
A former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has indicated interest to contest the 2023 presidency.
His declaration is coming after former National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, Senate Chip Whip Orji Kalu and former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha declared a similar interest, The Nation reports.
The former Kwara governor said he has a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.
Saraki, born on December 19th, 1962, is the son of Second Republic Senator, late Olusola Saraki.
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His visit to Makurdi
Earlier, the Nigerian politician visited the governor of Benue state, Samuel Ortom, on Tuesday, in Makurdi, whom he called a good party man under the PDP, The Punch reports.
“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."
He never gets sick? Bukola Saraki breaks silence on social media post linking him to viral medical report
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Nigeria's former Senate President Bukola Saraki has distanced himself from a viral post where his picture was used to advertise a medical product on social media.
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Saraki in a Twitter post on Monday, January 24, described the report that he never gets sick because he cleans blood vessels as fake news.
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftain went on to note that the social media pages using his photos, videos to market their products have been reported.
Atiku laments Nigeria’s challenges, says it is the worst since existence
In another development, former vice president Atiku Abubakar lamented the challenges facing Nigeria. According to the former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), the country has not had it so bad like this before.
Abubakar disclosed this at the ongoing 19th edition of the Daily Trust Dialogue, Daily Trust disclosed in a tweet.
The dialogue, organised by Media Trust Limited (publishers of Daily Trust and other titles), is being held at the NAF Conference Centre and Suites, Gwarinpa Expressway, near NEXT Shopping Mall, Kado, Abuja.