Betrayal or Not? Jonathan's Former VP Reveals His Preferred 2023 Presidential Candidate, Gives Reasons

Betrayal or Not? Jonathan's Former VP Reveals His Preferred 2023 Presidential Candidate, Gives Reasons

  • Namadi Sambo, who served as the vice president of Goodluck Jonathan has described Bukola Saraki as the best candidate to lead Nigeria
  • Sambo made by the description during a meeting with delegates and members of the Peoples Democratic Party in Kaduna state
  • According to Sambo, Saraki is a young, organised and vibrant team player who would perform above standards as a president of the country

Nigeria's former vice president, Namadi Sambo, has thrown his support for one of the aspirants on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (APC).

Describing the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki as one who has the capacity and leadership experience and prowess to lead Nigeria, Sambo said he has always known the ex-lawmaker cares about Kaduna state, and the northwest region of the country.

Namadi Sambo, Bukola Saraki, PDP, 2023 presidential election, Kaduna state delegates
Namadi Sambo has described Saraki as Nigeria's best presidential candidate. Photo: Abubakar Bukola Saraki
Source: Facebook

The former vice speaking during a meeting with Saraki and some PDP delegates in Kaduna said that the ex-lawmaker is a team player.

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Leadership reports that Sambo reliving some of his moments as a governor in Kaduna said that Saraki gave special attention to the state when he was the chairman of the Nigerian Governors' Forum.

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His words:

“I remember, when I was governor, he gave special attention to Kaduna State. As the chairman of the Nigeria Governors Forum, sometimes, I felt like his ‘self-appointed deputy’ - even though the forum has no deputy.
"This is because we had a close working relationship and a great personal relationship. I want you all to know that Saraki is a team player. He is a man who plays with and for the team."

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The Punch reports that the ex-VP who also described Saraki as an honest person noted that he had formed the Peer Review Mechanism that allowed consultants to go state-by-state to report the development plans and progress of each state to the Governors Forum.

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According to him, this mechanism helped all the governors to meet the plans and objectives of the PDP government at the time.

He added:

“Saraki is an organiser. As the Governor of Kwara State, he set up the foundation for commercial agriculture. Today, in Agriculture, the arrangement that he set up in Shonga Farms has become a model that each state in Nigeria is emulating.
“As the Senate President, we all know the success that he brought to this nation. This is why, I trust that if our party and our delegates give Saraki the opportunity, he will further prove what I am saying."
“He is a young man, strong and healthy. Being President is not an easy job."

He also noted that the office of the president needs people like Saraki to deliver development and a sustainable economy to the Nigerian people.

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Saraki had earlier stated that the older generation does not mean well for Nigerian youths across the country and those abroad.

Bukola Saraki, a former president of the Eighth Senate also urged young Nigerians to partner with him to take over the country from the old generation.

According to the Saraki, he prevented the presidency from plunging the country into debt several times as a Senate president.

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Meanwhile, Saraki had stated that for now, he is making consultations with some top stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

The former Kwara governor who spoke with journalists on Sunday, March 13, stated that he would declare his intention to run for the presidency at the end of March.

Saraki also disclosed he would make the declaration after the PDP reveals which geopolitical zone will get its presidential ticket.


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