Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki and senator Rochas Okorocha has declared their intention to contest the 2023 presidency.
The Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidency.
The former Kwara State Governor said he has a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.
Born December 19th, 1962, Bukola Saraki is the son of Second Republic Senator, late Olusola Saraki. He was first elected into the Senate in 2011 and emerged Senate President in 2015.
Saraki, who said he was responding to calls to rescue Nigeria, wrote on his Facebook post: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter, who like thousands of you have been clamouring for a united front to #RescueNigeria.
“As we prepare for the journey ahead, I hope we can all join hands to get the ticket of our great party, PDP, and build a nation that works for all of us.
“Join me to make our communities safer and provide real opportunities for you and your families. I have a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.
“Let’s build a new Nigeria that works for EVERYONE!”
With this development, Saraki has joined the league of politicians including a former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; Ebonyi Governor, Dave Umahi; Senate Chief Whip, Orji Kalu and former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha, who had formerly indicated interest to contest the 2023 Presidency.
There are speculations that Atiku Abubakar, former Vice President, may also declare his Presidential aspiration soon.
MEANWHILE, Former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
Okorocha made this known in a letter read at plenary by the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, on Wednesday.
The former governor also revealed that he will on Monday, January 31, 2022, address a world press conference to speak more on his ambition.
In the letter, Okorocha said, “As you are aware, the Independent National Electoral Commission has announced the timetable for the conduct of 2023 general election, including that of the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“With elections drawing nearer as the days go by, our citizens are concerned about the quality of persons to run the affairs of our nation, one who can address some of their major concern which includes;
“A detribalised Nigerian who can unite our country,
“A leader with a compassionate heart, who will care for the poor and downtrodden and the masses of our country,
“A visionary leader who can create wealth for our teeming populace, thereby addressing the issues of poverty, insecurity and youth restiveness.
“It is as a result of these concerns that I wish to hold a world press conference on my intention to run for the office of the President of our dear Nation.
“I, therefore, wish to solicit for your prayers as I make known my intention.”
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