By Babajide Okeowo
Former Senate President Bukola Saraki has joined the list of those contending to become Nigeria’s president come 2023.
The former Kwara state Governor said he has a strong record of delivering and experience in making tough decisions.
He made the declaration on his official Facebook page. He said: “Earlier, I replied to a follower of mine on Twitter who, like thousands of you, has been clamoring 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!”
Saraki’s declaration is coming after former National Leader of the All Progressives Congress Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; Ebonyi Governor Dave Umahi, Senate Chip Whip Orji Kalu and former Imo Governor Rochas Okorocha declared a similar interest.
Saraki, born on December 19th, 1962, is the son of Second Republic Senator, late Olusola Saraki.
He was first elected into the Senate in 2011 and emerged Senate President in 2015.
He was also a two-term Governor of his state of Kwara.