As politicians jostle for the nation’s presidency in 2023, former Senate President Bukola Saraki has said it is the turn of the Northcentral to lead the country.
He spoke yesterday in Jos when he addressed delegates from Plateau State ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election slated to hold in May.
The former Kwara governor, who is among the many aspirants in the race for the PDP ticket, said the Northcentral had consistently supported other regions to lead the country and deserved similar support from other zones.
“You remember that before the national convention of our party, we held a meeting in Abuja with delegates of Northcentral extraction.
“We said to ourselves that for many times and many years, we, in the Northcentral, have worked hard, we struggled, used our efforts, used our money, used our energies to support other people to lead.
“Everybody, who had become President under this great party, got the seat because of our massive sacrifices.
“We have now resolved that it is time for others to vote for us in 2023,” he said.
He said the Northcentral had capable hands to address the myriads of problems bedevilling the country.
Saraki said if given the opportunity, he would run an open government that would be transparent and fair to all Nigerians.
The presidential aspirant said security and other challenges bedevilling Nigeria went out of hand because of lack of accountability by the people that were responsible for tackling the issues.
“The problem of insecurity in Nigeria is because there has been no accountability.
“People have done things and nobody was held accountable for their failures.
“When I was Senate President, we sat down with security agencies and drew a roadmap on how to address the issue of insecurity, but the report was abandoned.
“If I am the President, I will hold people accountable and they will do what is right to end insecurity and there will be no injustice,” he said.
Mr. Chris Hassan, PDP chairman in Plateau, told the delegates that Saraki stood with the state during its trying times.