Bukola Saraki, a former Senate President, has disclosed what his next line of action will be if he fails to clinch Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential ticket for 2023 election.
Saraki said he would remain in PDP even if some one else in the party emerges as presidential candidate of the party, noting that he had never harboured the thought of returning to the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, if he loses the election.
Speaking on Arise TV on Tuesday, Saraki, who described himself as a team player, said his priority now is to help the party gain sound footing and become a formidable force and Nigerians’ alternative going into the general election in 2023.
He noted that it would not be fair for him to defect if his presidential ambition is not realised, he added that he lost the primary election for presidency to former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, in 2019 and he didn’t defect but instead worked for Atiku as DG of his campaign.
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He noted that personal ambition should not be the subject of discussion now, adding that what should be the focus now is how to rescue the country which can only be done through stable and strong party.
“As about last year, some individuals have already talked about their ambition for 2023, and I said it can’t be about ambition now, but we need to build a strong party” he said.
Saraki said he would address the issue vying for the presidency at the right time as he’s right now thinking of how to help the party which he’s started by spearheading the reconciliation committee.