Saraki announces plans to run for 2023 Presidency

Saraki announces plans to run for 2023 Presidency

Former Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, November 23, informed Governor Samuel Ortom, elders and members of the State Working Committee, SWC, of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Benue State of his intention to contest the presidency in 2023.

1st News learned that the former Kwara State governor was accompanied to Makurdi by the former Governor of Kogi State, Idris Wada, former National Chairman of the PDP, Kawu Baraje, Senator Suleiman Adokwe, and the Chairman of Council, Saraki for President Campaign, Prof. Iyorwuese Hagher.

Addressing the gathering, Saraki said; “A political party that cannot organize its affairs has no business leading this country. A party that has organized its affairs is ready to lead the country and that is the PDP.”

He further revealed his intention to keep the country unified; while noting that the North Central Zone had paid its due by working so hard to keep the country together.

Receiving the former Senate President and his entourage, Governor Ortom said Saraki was one Nigerian who contributed so much to the development of democracy in Nigeria.

Governor Ortom who stated that it was time to rescue the country from the bottom position it descended to, under the APC-led federal government, to the top noted that Saraki was the first from the North Central zone to indicate interest in the presidency and would therefore be treated as such.

Meanwhile, the Minister of State for Petroleum, Timipre Sylva has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is concerned about the rising costs of cooking gas across the country.

Sylva made this disclosure during a press briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, November 23; saying “the President is worried over the situation just like all other Nigerians.”

The Minister also explained that although the price of the essential commodity is not regulated by Nigeria; some steps would be taken internally to provide some relief, ahead of the yuletide season.

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“We must understand that cooking gas is not subsidized. It is already a deregulated commodity; so the price is not determined by the government; or anybody here in Nigeria. In fact, gas prices are determined internationally.

“The price of gas internationally now affects the price of gas in our country.

 

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