Former Senate President Dr Bukola Saraki has declared his intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Saraki made his ambition for the 2023 presidential election known during his visit to Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom in Government House Makurdi on Tuesday.
Saraki, a two-term Governor of Kwara State, also met with the State Working Committee members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Benue.
He said that the nationwide defection of party loyalists from the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the PDP was an indication that there may not be anyone left in the party before the next election.
Saraki added that the North Central Zone had paid its dues to keep the country together, pointing out that “this time we must stand for our own and charity begins at home.
“A party that cannot organise its affairs has no business leading this country.
Earlier, Governor Ortom eulogised Saraki for being one of those Nigerians that have contributed immensely to the development of democracy.
Ortom said it was time to rescue the country from the bottom, adding that Saraki deserves the presidential seat to save the country from its current mess.
Former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje, Senator Suleiman Adokwe and Prof Iyorwuese Hagher, Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign are some of those that accompanied the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki.