Former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki visited Benue State on Tuesday, November 23.
Saraki is in Benue to consult and announce his intention to run for president in 2023.
The former governor of Kwara State was accompanied by PDP dignitaries.
Former Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki visited Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom on Tuesday, November 23, on his bid for the 2023 presidential election.
Saraki, who held a private meeting with Ortom and met with the PDP Stakeholders Committee in the state to inform them of his intention to start consultations on his bid for the presidency, the Daily Trust reported.
He said the shift of the All Progressives Congress (APC) loyalists to the PDP across the country was a sign that the party could be empty before the next general election.
“A party that fails to organize its affairs cannot lead this country. The party that organized it is planning to lead this country and it is the PDP. ”
He added that the North Central region had relinquished its rights by working hard to see the unity of the country as a one-stop-shop. “This time, we have to stand behind ourselves and start training from home.”
The former governor of Kwara State, who was accompanied by PDP members, thanked the Benue state governor for standing by the region.
Accompanying him were former Kogi State Governor Idris Wada, former PDP national chairman Kawu Baraje, Senator Suleiman Adokwe and Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, chairman of Saraki’s presidential campaign committee.
In Vanguard, Ortom lauded Saraki for being one of the few Nigerians who has made significant contributions to the advancement of democracy.
The governor said it was time to save the country from the ground up, with the APC government taking it to the next level, adding that Saraki deserved to save the country from its current predicament.
For his part, the state PDP chairman, Sir John Ngbede, who was represented by his deputy, Isaac Mfo, said the party was in good shape as he assured the presidential candidate of his support for the presidency.
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