Former National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Alhaji Abubakar Kawu Baraje has opined that only a President from the north-central zone can rescue Nigeria from it’s current state of dilemma.
All that is required, according to Baraje, is for the zone to select a mainstream candidate. He disclosed this while leading a team of PDP Advocates to petition on behalf of former Senate President Bukola Saraki for the presidency at the PDP secretariat in Minna, Niger State.
He claimed that in order to realize their ambitions, the north-central zone must unite and produce a single candidate capable of giving the zone the president in 2023.
He said: “for the past years we have worked for other zones, we have assumed positions as national Chairman of the PDP severally and produced Presidents but this time around whether the national Chairman is from our zone, the North Central will still produce the next President.”
“Saraki has the capacity for the job. He will not be like those who are over 70 years old and travelling abroad for months not minding what happens to the people and the nation.
“Even if the north-central produces the next party chairman, the zone will still vie for the presidency in 2023.” Enough of pushing the position of national chairman position to us. This time around we must be firm on a Presidential aspirants from the zone. We all need to adopt a consensus candidate from the zone and that candidate is Bukola Saraki.”