The Sokoto state governor, Alh. Aminu Tambuwal, has declared his intention to run for the president of Nigeria come 2023 under the platform of his party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).
The former Speaker of the House of Representatives made this known on Monday after a high-level stakeholder meeting in Sokoto.
It is not immediately clear the region the PDP will be zoning its presidency to but under the party’s previous zoning arrangements, the North is still in contest as the last President under the PDP, Dr. Goodluck Ebele Jonathan was from the South. However, the South East is in strong contention as the region that has stood by the PDP in troubled times and has not yet produced a president under civilian rule.
Mr Tambuwal said he is ready to fix the numerous problems of the country as President of Nigeria.
He said he has distinguished himself not only as governor but as a Speaker of the House of Reps without any blemish or corruption tag.