Another candidate from the Southwest has declared intention in contesting the 2023 presidency. Former Senate President Bukola Saraki made his intention known via a Facebook post. His declaration is coming after former National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, Senate Chip Whip Orji Kalu and former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha declared a similar interest.
On his official Facebook page, Saraki said: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter who like thousands of you has 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!”
Saraki, born on December 19th, 1962, 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.