Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has joined the list of aspirants seeking to run against President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2019 election.
Saraki, who is in a faceoff with the All Progressives Congress (APC) after defecting to the PDP, gave the indication in an interview he granted to Bloomberg at his Abuja residence.
“I am consulting and actively considering it,” Saraki said, adding that “I believe I can make the change.”
If Saraki decides to run, he will vie for the PDP ticket along with at least 10 other contenders.
They include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, former governors Sule Lamido (Jigawa), Ahmed Makarfi (Kaduna), Ibrahim Shekarau (Kano), Attahiru Bafarawa (Sokoto), as well as governors Aminu Tambuwal (Sokoto) and Ibrahim Hassan Dankwambo (Gombe).
There are also former Minister of Special Duties Kabiru Turaki, founder of Baze University Senator Datti Baba-Ahmed, among other contenders, some of whom have not formally declared an interest but were expected to do so before the party’s primary election likely coming up in October.