It is not only the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Sarako, that has his eyes on the seat of the President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari. 

Another Senator, Jonah Jang, is also eyeing the seat and he is in the same political party with Dr, Saraki. 

Just in case you have forgotten who Mr Jang is, he was governor in Plateau State.

He submitted a letter indicting interest in becoming Nigeria's President on Tuesday at the Peoples Democratic Party's secretariat in Jos, the capital of Plateau.

He will have to pay the PDP 12 million Naira if he upholds that interest till the day of primary election.

Mr Jang also made a request from the opposition party trying to wrestle power away from the ruling All Progressives Congress.

He was of the opinion that the presidential ticket of the PDP should be zoned to the North-Central geo-political zone “in the interest of equity and fairness”.

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He argued that the zone had been the belt that tied Nigerians together over time, declaring that he was “the face of that middle belt in the presidential contest”.

Jang expressed concerns that the zone had not produce an elected president, saying that his election would end that injustice.

'To Rescue Nigeria'

He said that Nigeria was becoming increasingly divided along various lines, and blamed the nation’s enormous security challenges on inherent injustices.

“My innate desire is to rescue Nigeria from the brim of collapse; I want to restore our greatness by building a nation we shall all be proud of,” he said.

Jang promised to make peace and security his major focus if elected, adding that he would build the economy and end the current situation where Nigeria had been turned into a dump site.

His state has seen some of the troubles and killings by armed bandits often believed to be persons in cattle rustling business, but he also promised to tackle impunity, criminality and apprehend gunmen that had made life so cheap.

Jang further said he would take a closer look at calls for restructuring of the country to ensure justice for all segments of the population. 

The former governor, who represents Plateau North in the Senate, promised to strengthen anti-graft agencies to fight corruption within the confines of the rule of law.

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Mr Jang’s opponents for the ticket in the PDP now include former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, Senate President Bukola Saraki, and the former governors of Kaduna, Kano, Sokoto and Jigawa States – Ahmed Makarfi, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Attahiru Bafarawa and Sule Lamido.

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