A former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, has announced his intention to run for the office of the President in 2023.
Saraki, a former governor of Kwara State, declared his intention on Tuesday during a visit to the Governor of Benue State, Dr. Samuel Ortom.
Saraki, who was accompanied on the trip by former Governor of Kogi State, Capt Idris Wada; former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kawu Baraje; Senator Suleiman Adokwe and the Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher.
Speaking during the visit, the PDP chieftain said that the party was ready to lead the country.
“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,” the former governor said.
Saraki stated further that the North Central Zone had “paid its due by working so hard to keep the country together as one united entity. This time we must stand for our own and charity they say begins at home.”
Saraki made attempt to secure the PDP presidential ticket in 2019 but lost to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar.