Benue State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday said the North Central geo-political zone should produce the next president in the country.
The party said it has resolved that the zone should produce the next president because the zone was blessed with experienced, competent and qualified aspirants ahead of the 2019 elections.
According to a statement by Onoja Ilemona, spokesman of the Abubakar Saraki Campaign Organisation, the party leaders made their position known during a meeting with the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who was in Makurdi to brief and seek the support of the national delegates to the PDP national convention on his aspiration.
In his speech, PDP Chairman in the state, John Mgbede, said the zone had paid its dues and played the role of stabiliser at critical periods in the nation such that now that it had leading presidential aspirants with the clout and vision to provide better governance, the other zones should support the aspirants.
Mgbede, however, assured Saraki that the PDP delegates in Benue State had taken note of his address to them and his antecedents, particularly in the senate, and that they would remember him when it was time to vote at the convention.
“You have served very well. If you can stabilise the senate the way you did in the last three years, then you can unite and hold Nigeria together. You have proved yourself as a defender of democracy. You have displayed competence, character, compassion and credibility and trustworthiness. You can count on us,” Mgbede said.
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