The former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has announced his ambition to run for president in the 2023 general elections.
Saraki announced his desire during a visit to the Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State in the state capital, Makurdi. He described Ortom as a good party man in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
According to the report, Saraki was in Makurdi with 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.
“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,” Saraki was quoted to have said.
Gov. Ortom, on the other hand, claimed that the Peoples Democratic Party was on a rescue mission to save Nigeria from the current All Progressives Congress (APC) administration.
Saraki was also the first from the North Central zone to announce his intention to run for president, according to him.
The former Governor of Kwara State also indicated on Twitter that he was willing to cooperate with the party’s North Central stakeholders and thanked them for their warm welcome.
He wrote, “I thank Governor Ortom and all our party stakeholders and supporters in the state for the warm reception, and I look forward to working with them to foster the growth and development of our party and the nation”.