A former President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki has said the consensus move is not a northern agenda, but a collective effort to rescue Nigeria.
Saraki stated this while speaking on behalf of a group of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) 2023 presidential aspirants seeking consensus candidate.
The aspirants include Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State; former President of the Senate, Sen. Bukola Saraki; Gov. Mohammed Bala of Bauchi State; and a businessman, Muhammad Hayatu – Deen
Speaking after having a meeting with Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi in Abuja Tuesday, the group assured that all PDP aspirants from North and South will meet to decide on the consensus issue.
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According to Saraki: “When we started about three weeks ago, most of the aspirants we had then were mainly in the north. We are talking to the aspirants across the country. Now, because more people have come out in the South and we are all going to meet.”
“All the aspirants are going to meet. We are talking about Nigeria. We are not talking about the northern aspirants or southern aspirants.
“I have good news that already, moves are being made by the aspirants in the South to meet and eventually all we all meet and see one consensus, that consensus is a Nigerian that represents all the groups.
“So, I just want to be clear about that, and be reassured it is not about just the issue of a northern consensus, not at all it’s a consensus for the PDP and one Nigeria.”