Bukola Saraki, former senate president, has said any hope of rescuing and rebuilding Nigeria depends on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2023 presidential election.
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Saraki stated this on Saturday, while addressing delegates during the zonal congress of the party at Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi, the Benue State capital.
The former Kwara governor noted that the North-central is crucial to the party’s success at the national level.
“We have looked at the statistics for past elections since 1999 and projected into the 2023 elections, for PDP to return to control of federal power, the party needs to return to winning ways in this Zone.
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“This is a party that started with controlling four of the states plus FCT in 1999 and at one time was in control of all the six states. Today, a situation where we now have only one State is partially responsible for our loss of federal power. Therefore our leaders in the Zone must make sacrifices, forget their differences and work together in national interest.
“With what is happening across the country today, it is also clear that the hope of rescuing, rebuilding and repositioning Nigeria to become greater depends on the PDP. That is why it is in the interest of Nigeria for the PDP to become stronger and united and the North Central has a key role to play in all these. Our Zone has always been a key factor in keeping Nigeria together and moving the country forward.”, Saraki stated to the admiration of delegates and leaders of the party,” he said.
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He further congratulated the leaders and delegates for the peaceful manner in which the congress was conducted and the unity displayed in ensuring all the zonal officers were elected unopposed, after intense deliberation and give and take arrangement.