A former Nigerian senate president and 2023 presidential aspirant under the People’s Democratic Party PDP, Senator Bukola Saraki has revealed that he and other presidential hopefuls of the PDP are presently working to explore a consensus candidate option who has the strongwill insecurity that has ravaged the nation.
He made the revelation after a closed-door meeting with the Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu at his country-home Umuobiakwa community in Obingwa Local Government Area of the state, alongside other known presidential hopefuls of the PDP.
The former senate president’s statement was contained a press release on Friday in Umuahia, capital of Abia state.
The aspirants were in Abia on the possibility of a consensus presidential candidate for the main opposition party in Nigeria.
Other presidential aspirants who visited the Abia Governor alongside Saraki were the Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal; Senator Bala Mohammed of Bauchi State and Dr Mohammed Hayatudeen.
Saraki reiterated that the party is driven by the determination to turn Nigeria around and also hopeful that the PDP would emerge victorious in the 2023 presidential election.
Asked why ex-Nigerian vice president, Atiku Abubakar was not in the delegation of the party’s presidential aspirants, Saraki, also a former Governor of Kwara State, explained that, “he is fully part of the mission and received full briefings on their consensus mission”.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu according to Ememanka was joined in receiving the PDP Presidential aspirants by a delegation led by the State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Hon Christopher Ekweremadu and a foremost industrialist, Elder Raymond Aliga.