The North Central Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has announced its decision to adopt a former Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, as its candidate for the 2023 presidential election.
The North Central caucus made this resolution at a stakeholders meeting held in Lafia, Nasarawa State on Monday.
Present at the meeting were Chairman, PDP Chapter of Nasarawa, Francis Orogu; the North Central Chairman of the PDP, Theophilus Dakarshan; Nigeria’s former High Commissioner to Canada, Iyorwuese Hagher; among others from across the six states in the region.
Addressing the meeting, Hagher said the region decided on Saraki because of his abilities and leadership qualities.
According to him, the two-time governor of Kwara State has contributed enormously to the development of the country and has proven to be capable in handling responsibilities.
He also called other regions to support the North Central in 2023, adding that the region has all the capacity to take the nation to greater heights.
His words, “Nigeria is a laughable stock at the world because we have not built a nation; the biggest problem of Nigeria is tribalism not corruption. If we could come together surely Nigeria will be a great country.
“Today, we are happy that North Central PDP will produce one candidate and that candidate is former Senator Abubakar Bukola Saraki for president.
“The responsibility of any government is to protect lives and properties and the North Central has made the greatest contribution in keeping Nigeria as one country, providing food, security when Nigeria was in crisis.”