Former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Saturday called on leaders of the Peoples Democratic Party in the North Central to work towards the success of the party as the 2023 national elections is dependent on the region.
The former Governor of Kwara State stated this while speaking with delegates during the Zonal Congress of the Party in Aper Aku Stadium, Makurdi.
Saraki further stated that the previous elections won by the party in national level has been determined by the zone.
“We have looked at the statistics for past elections since 1999 and projected into the 2023 elections, for PDP to return to control of federal power, the party needs to return to winning ways in this Zone.”
“This is a party that started with controlling four of the states plus FCT in 1999 and at one time was in control of all the six states. Today, a situation where we now have only one State is partially responsible for our loss of federal power. Therefore our leaders in the Zone must make sacrifices, forget their differences and work together in national interest.”
“With what is happening across the country today, it is also clear that the hope of rescuing, rebuilding and repositioning Nigeria to become greater depends on the PDP. That is why it is in the interest of Nigeria for the PDP to become stronger and united and the North Central has a key role to play in all these. Our Zone has always been a key factor in keeping Nigeria together and moving the country forward.”, Saraki stated to the admiration of delegates and leaders of the party,” he said.
The former Senate President also congratulated the leaders and delegates for the peaceful manner in which the congress went and the unity displayed in ensuring all the zonal officers were elected unopposed after intense deliberation and give and take arrangement.