The former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has declared his intentions to run for the presidency in the 2023 election.
The former Governor of Kwara State informed Governor Samuel Ortom of Benue State and the elders and members of the State Working Committee (SWC) on his visit to Makurdi on Tuesday.
The state man was accompanied by the Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher; and former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje and Senator Suleiman Adokwe.
Dr Saraki said he was prepared for a private meeting with the Governor, but he insisted he address the party leaders as the North Central Zone has paid its due by working hard to keep its unity together.
Saraki set for 2023 Presidency
Senator Saraki said, his address, “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.”
Governor Ortom, singing praises of the former speaker, said he had contributed immensely to democracy in Nigeria.
The Governor stated it was time to rescue the country from her falling position under the APC government and return it to the top.
He also noted that Dr Saraki will be the first candidate from the Northcentral zone to have shown interest in the presidency and will be treated as such.
The Chairman of the party in the state, Sir John Ngbede, who his deputy, Mr Isaac Mfo, represented, said they are solidly behind the Governor and will support any aspirant he chooses.