A former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, informed the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, elders, and members of the State Working Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) of his intention to contest for the presidential seat in 2023.
Saraki, who is a former Kwara State governor spoke in the presence of other dignitaries that include the 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, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher.
He said that a political party that cannot organize affairs has no business leading the country, adding that “A party that has organized its affairs is ready to lead the country and that is the PDP.”
Saraki, who said he was in the state for a private meeting with the Governor, added that the North Central has been playing a crucial role in keeping the country together.
In his speech, Ortom, while praising Saraki stated that it was time to rescue the country from the All Progressives Congress.
He added that Saraki was the first from the North Central zone to indicate interest in the presidency and would therefore be fully supported.
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