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    2023 Presidency Should Go To North-Central, Saraki Insists


    Apr 26, 2022

    Former Senate President and 2023 presidential aspirant, Bukola Saraki says it is the turn of the north-central region to produce Nigeria’s next president.

    He said the region has suffered, sacrificed, and endured a lot for the country and deserves a shot at the presidency.

    Naija News reports Saraki made the submission on Tuesday in Jos, the Plateau State capital while addressing members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state.

    According to him, the north-central region had in the past laboured and made sacrifices for other regions to get to power, but now, it is the turn of the region to take the power.

    His position comes amidst calls for power rotation and zoning and the need for the 2023 presidency to be given to the south.

    “You remember that before the national convention of our party, we held a meeting in Abuja with delegates of north-central extraction,” Saraki told party members.

    “We said to ourselves that for many times and many years, we, in the north-central, have worked hard, we struggled, used our efforts, used our money, used our energies to support other people to lead.

    “Everybody, who had become president under this great party, got the seat because of our massive sacrifices.

    “We have now resolved that it is time for others to vote for us in 2023.”

    The former Kwara State Governor promised that if elected, he would end the insecurity which has become a major challenge in Nigeria.

    He said the situation is what it is currently due to a lack of accountability.

    “The problem of insecurity in Nigeria is because there has been no accountability,” he added.

    “People have done things and nobody was held accountable for their failures.

    “When I was senate president, we sat down with security agencies and drew a roadmap on how to address the issue of insecurity, but the report was abandoned.

    “If I am the president, I will hold people accountable and they will do what is right to end insecurity and there will be no injustice.”

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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