- Bukola Saraki on Sunday, March 13, revealed that he will make his intention to run for the presidency known soon
- The former Kwara governor said at the moment he is making serious consultations with stakeholders of the PDP
- Saraki added that he is also waiting to know which geopolitical region will get the party's presidential ticket
A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has stated that for now, he is making consultations with some top stakeholders on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
Saraki also disclosed he will make the declaration after the PDP reveals which geopolitical zone will get its presidential ticket.
Describing himself as a politician who does not shy away from challenges, Saraki said he has what it takes to lead Nigeria, Punch added.
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The former governor also noted that by antecedent, he can reach across ethnic and religious divides of the country.
“I believe I have what it takes to lead Nigeria. I am not someone who shies away from taking up challenges. I am not someone who does not know the issues or someone who does not have the energy and vibrancy to address those issues.
“More importantly, I am someone that can reach out across the political divide, based on my antecedents. I am someone who can reach out across the ethnicity divide and across the religious divide.”
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Meanwhile, Saraki had called on all ministers and other public office holders seeking electoral positions in the 2023 general elections to resign.
Saraki said this after a meeting of the National Youth Leader of the Peoples Democratic Pary (PDP) with the zonal and state youth leaders at the party’s national secretariat in Abuja.
He said there is no basis for anyone to remain in an appointed office while contesting for an elective office.
“I disagree with that. I mean, why should someone in political office use the influence of political office to contest? We talked about the participation of youths."