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2023: Saraki, Okorocha join presidential race

Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of politicians jostling to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Saraki is the second former Senate President to throw his hat in the ring, after Anyim Pius Anyim, had earlier declared his ambition.

Saraki’s and Okorocha’s declarations are coming on the heels of some chieftains of the All Progressives Congress (APC), including former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi; Senate Chip Whip and former governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu. 

The former Kwara State Governor, who was first elected into the Senate in 2011 and emerged Senate President in 2015, said on his official Facebook page: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter who like thousands of you has been clamouring for a united front to #RescueNigeria.

“As we prepare for the journey ahead, I hope we can all join hands to get the ticket of our great party, PDP, and build a nation that works for all of us.

“Join me to make our communities safer and provide real opportunities for you and your families. I have a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.
“Let’s build a new Nigeria that works for EVERYONE!”

On his part, Senator Okorocha made his intention known in a letter to the Senate President which was read by Ahmad Lawan at plenary.

Okorocha said he would address a world press conference on Monday, January 31, 2022 to officially declare his ambition to contest the presidency.

Recall that Rochas Okorocha had earlier stated in 2018, when he was still the governor of Imo State that he would succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.

Written by ExpressDay

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