Former Senate President,
Dr. Bukola Saraki, has said
the quest by some presidential aspirants in the
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) to form a united
force is for the party to
take over power from the
All Progressives Congress
(APC) in 2023.

Dr. Saraki said this informed their decision to advocate a consensus candidate among the aspirants.
The presidential hopeful spoke on Monday while
briefing journalists after a
closed-door meeting alongside his co-aspirants, Governor Aminu Tambuwal of
Sokoto State and Senator
Bala Mohammed, governor of Bauchi State, with
Governor Douye Diri at the
Creek Haven Government
House in Yenagoa, Bayelsa

Saraki stressed that as
an opposition party, the
PDP cannot wrest power
from the APC if it is not

According to him, the
interest of Nigeria superseded their individual ambitions and that was why
they embarked on the mission to consult the Bayelsa
governor and other critical stakeholders on how to
reach a consensus on the
flagbearer of the party in
next year’s presidential

Describing the PDP as
the only hope to rebuild and
reposition the country, the
former Senate President
noted that Nigeria was in
bad shape and needed to be
salvaged from the bad governance of the APC.

He said despite the propaganda by the ruling party, Nigerians were going
through difficult times
under the APC and that
the only solution is for the
PDP to retake power at the

Saraki stated: “We are
here to intimate the governor on our efforts to have
a consensus candidate. As
you all know, three of us
have indicated interest to
run on the platform of PDP

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