The Ex-President of the Nigerian Senate and presidential hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bukola Sar…

 

The Ex-President of the Nigerian Senate and presidential
hopeful on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Senator Bukola
Saraki, has disclosed that he and other aspirants of the party are currently
working towards coming up with a consensus presidential candidate that has the
capacity to address the prevailing insecurity in Nigeria.

 

He stated this after a closed-door with the Abia State
Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu at his country-home Umuobiakwa community in Obingwa
Local Government Area of the state, alongside other notable presidential
aspirants of the PDP.

 

His statement was contained in a press release made
available on Friday in Umuahia, the state capital.

 

The aspirants were in Abia on the possibility of a consensus
presidential candidate for the main opposition party in Nigeria.

 

Other presidential aspirants who visited the Abia Governor
alongside Saraki were the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Senator Bala
Mohammed of Bauchi State and Dr Mohammed Hayatudeen.

 

Saraki maintained that the party is driven by the
determination to turn Nigeria around and also expressed optimism that the PDP
would emerge victorious in the upcoming general election in the country in
2023.

 

Asked why ex-Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar was not
in the delegation of the party’s presidential aspirants, Saraki, also a former
Governor of Kwara State, explained that, “he is fully part of the mission and
received full briefings on their consensus mission”.

 

According to the release by Ememanka, Governor Okezie
Ikpeazu was joined in receiving the PDP Presidential aspirants by a delegation
led by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon
Christopher Ekweremadu and a foremost industrialist, Elder Raymond Aliga.

Source: 2023: We’ll explore consensus option to determine PDP presidential candidate – Saraki

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