Ijaw leader, Edwin Clark, on Saturday said he would support former Senate President, Bukola Saraki If the South fails to produce a candidate in 2023.
POLITICS NIGERIA reports that Clark made this disclosure in Abuja when the Abubakar Bukola Saraki Contact and Advocacy Council, headed by its National Chairman, Professor Iyorwuese Hagher, paid him a courtesy call to inform him about the plan of the former Kwara State Governor to contest the 2023 presidential election.
The delegation included Sen. Solomon Ewuga, Sen. Bello Adokwe, Hon. Idem Unyime, Hon Moses Aliyu , and other prominent Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) chieftains.
“We have been agitating for the presidency to be zoned to the south. However, if we fail to come up with a consensus candidate in the South, I will have no option than to support Dr. Bukola Saraki,” Clark declared.
Presidential aspirant, Saraki believes that the North Central geopolitical zone had paid its due by working hard to keep the country together as one united entity and should be given the chance to rule the country.
He therefore seeks the support of people of the region towards realizing his presidential ambition