2023 Presidency: Saraki Begins Consultation, Visits Ortom

2023 Presidency: Saraki Begins Consultation, Visits Ortom


Former senate president Dr. Bukola Saraki, has acknowledged the positive and firm Leadership attributes of the Benue State Governor Samuel Ortom, at both the North Central zone and the country’s level towards ensuring peaceful co-existence and the unity of the country.

Dr. Saraki, who is vying to become the next president of the country on the ticket of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, gave the acknowledgement during a presentation when he visited Governor Samuel Ortom, at Government House Makurdi, in continuation of his ongoing presidential consultation tour around the country.

He said the visit was expedient in order to carry the Benue governor along in plans of the North Central zone, owing to the fact that Governor Ortom, was a critical stakeholder of the PDP whose positive contributions have kept the party as one indivisible entity as well as his tireless but peaceful efforts which led to the emergence of senator Iorchia Ayu, becoming a consensus candidate for the post of National Chairman of the party.

The 2023 PDP presidential hopeful also told Governor Ortom that the commencement of consultation towards his presidential campaign was in agreement with the leadership of the party in the North Central zone, informing the Governor further that the Saraki, presidential council already in place has appointed a son of Benue Prof. Iorwuese Hagher, as Chairman.

The former senate president who lauded Governor Ortom’s dogged contributions which has ensured relative peace in the zone said he was overwhelmed with the reception accorded him by the Governor and people of Benue, promising to be a good ambassador of the North Central, a zone that has contributed immensely to the development of the country, should he became the next president of the country.

Governor Ortom, in a remark described the immediate past senate president Dr. Saraki, as an astute politician with the capacity and pedigree to deliver the country from its present predicament on the platform of the PDP, having contributed immensely to the growth of democracy both at the North Central zonal level and the entire country.

The governor who said he was in full support of Dr. Saraki’s, presidential ambition equally thanked members of the state PDP for their support and commitment to the growth of the party which has yielded more fruits through massive decamping of politicians from other political parties and urged them to continue with the spirit in order to take over power from the APC at the center come 2023, promising to always deliver democracy dividends to the people.

Also speaking, Chairman Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Benue State, Chief John Ngbede, expressed appreciation over the presidential aspiration of the former senate president from the zone and assured him of support from members in the state.