Dr. Bukola Saraki, the former Senate President, has stated that all Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential candidates from the North are prepared to vote for a consensus candidate in the party’s primaries without acrimony.
Saraki and Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto State, who is also a PDP presidential candidate, paid a consultative visit to Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed on Sunday.
Saraki, who spoke to the media on behalf of the three presidential candidates, said it was vital for them to meet, brainstorm, and figure out how to best work things out among themselves as party stakeholders.
He said: “In doing so, we met and discussed that for 2023 ahead of us, the unity and stability of the country and the growth of the country is more important than individual ambitions.
“We also met to strive for the need for us to work together. We believe that the three of us are working together harmoniously, committed and with a lot of energy, there will be great hope for this country going ahead.
“We appreciate that the three of us have shown aspiration to lead this country, but we also come to realise that we are all capable, competent and fit to lead this country.
“At the end of the day, it is only one person that will lead this country in 2023; and we also resolved that we are going to work closely to ensure that we come out with a way that consensus arrangement would come among the three of us on how to go forward into leading this country.
He added that they also believed that their role was to make things easier for them to have stability in the party, saying if there is stability in PDP, there would be stability in Nigeria.
The former governor of Kwara, however, urged all the PDP supporters to remain focused and united in order to uplift the party to a greater heights.
Saraki explained that the three of them would also meet with former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar to brief him about the discussions they had during the meeting in Bauchi.