In preparation for the 2023 general elections, it has been reported that the stakeholders of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, from the North-Central zone of the country, have endorsed former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, as their candidate for Nigerian Presidency.
This was reportedly disclosed by the leader of the delegation, Iyorwuese Hagher, in Lagos, stating that it was time for the geo-political zone to produce the next president of Nigeria after it had, over the years, supported other regions to enjoy the highest position in the country.
According to him, “The nation right now is so divided and fragmented. We need a uniting force, which the North-Central is known for, to emerge and reunite the country again.”
He added that, “The North Central has played a key role in the political development of Nigeria. It is expected that the rest of Nigeria will respond to our agitation as it did to a similar one in the past by the South-South zone when the country then produced Dr. Goodluck Jonathan as president.”
Meanwhile, the North Central Chairman of the PDP, Theophilus Dakarshan, stated that, “The North-Central zone had in the past given its unflinching support to other zones. We now appeal to them to reciprocate the same to us.”