Bukola Saraki Joins PDP Presidential Aspirants List As He Obtains Nomination Form


Bukola Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has picked up the Peoples Democratic Party nomination form, 24 hours after declaring his intention at the Sheraton hotel in Abuja.

Saraki's presidential nomination form under the PDP was picked up after the purchase by the director-general of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organisation, Mohammed Wakil.

The form pick up was announced by Olu Onemola, special assistant on new media to the senate president, in a tweet on Friday, August 30, 2018.

“This afternoon, the Director-General of the Saraki Presidential Campaign Organization, Hon. Mohammed Wakil, obtained the Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms from the PDP Headquarters on behalf of Presidential Aspirant, Sen. (Dr.) Abubakar Bukola Saraki,” he tweeted.

Saraki was a two-term governor of Kwara State between 2003 and 2011 and joined the Senate as the representative of the Kwara Central Senatorial district in 2011 before he was elected Senate President in 2015.

He was a member of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) until he dumped the party for the All Progressives' Congress (APC) in the run up to the 2015 general elections. He dumped the APC in July 2018 and returned to the PDP and has now joined the opposition party's growing list of aspirants hoping to win its presidential ticket.

He will battle former Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, vice president, Atiku Abubakar, Gombe State governor, Ibrahim Dankwambo, and former governors, Sule Lamido, Attahiru Bafarawa, Jonah Jang, as well as Rabiu Kwankwaso, who's also a serving senator.

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