Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki has said the North Central geo-political zone has worked hard for the unity of the country, stressing that it is time for the region to produce the next president.
Saraki made the remarks on Tuesday at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi, where he met with the PDP’s State Working Committee and other stakeholders as he launched discussions for his presidential bid in the 2023 elections.
Governor Samuel Ortom was also praised by the former congressman for his efforts to keep the PDP strong in the region and around the country.
“We have come to thank the Governor for the leadership he has provided for the PDP in the North Central region and throughout Northern Nigeria, which has evolved into a vibrant leadership at the national level of the party,” he stated. Also Read: PDP group Approves Wike for 2023 presidency
The North Central has put in a lot of effort to ensure the country’s survival. He remarked, “Now is the moment for the region to generate the nation’s leadership.”
The former Senate President stated that he will continue to collaborate with other stakeholders in order to protect the zone and the country as a whole.
While greeting Saraki and his entourage, Governor Ortom praised the PDP in the state for strengthening the party, emphasizing that the wave of defections across the state demonstrates that the party is fully on the ground and ready to rescue Nigeria from misrule. Also Read: FCT Approves New Retirement Age For Teachers
The Governor reiterated his commitment to providing the needed leadership and joining forces with other people to bring Nigeria back on course.
Responding, Deputy Chairman of PDP in Benue State, Isaac Mfo informed Senator Sarki that the party in the state is intact and will team up with other patriotic Nigerians to take over power from the APC at the center in 2023.
Dr Sarki was accompanied on the visit by the chairman of the council, Sarki 2023, Ambassador Iorwuese Higher; former national chairman of PDP, Alhaji Kawo Baraje; former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada and Senator Suleiman Adokwe.