Wednesday 24 November 2021: A former President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has publicly declared his intention to run for president in the 2023 general elections.
Saraki made his intentions known on Tuesday, during his visit to the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, in Makurdi, after he described him as a good party man under the People’s Democratic Party.
Saraki was in Makurdi in company of 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.
Saraki said “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.”
Ortom, on the other hand, stated that the PDP was on a rescue mission to save Nigeria from the current All Progressives Congress government, while noting that Saraki was the first from the North Central zone to declare his interest in running for president.
Saraki also stated, via his Twitter handle, that he was ready to work with the party stakeholders in the North Central region while commending them for the warm reception.
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.”