A former governor of Zamfara state, Senator Ahmed Yerima, has declared his interest in succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Yerima who is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, made his interest known in an interview during a radio programme monitored in Gusau, the Zamfara state capital.
According to him, some clergies were already working to actualise his plan.
Yerima, a former senator, said he would not run for any political office at the state level again, saying his only political interest is to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
His words: “I am done with contest at state level, but will hopefully contest for president. Already some political elite and some Mallams are working to bring the idea into fruition.
“Even last night, one of the Mallams called me and swore that I appeared in his dreams as a president, chauffeur-driven in a black presidential car.
“Then I told the Mallam a related story my secondary school friend who was a former commissioner during Mahmuda Shinkafi administration told me.”
Quoting the friend, Yerima said: “A chalky white aboriginal Arab man suddenly appeared near Harem, greeted my friend and declared ‘you must be from Zamfara’.
He then asked ‘where is our father Senator Ahmad Sani Yeriman Bakura? And my friend responded that I was fine.
“He asked my friend to extend his high regards to me, and then told them that God willing, I will rule Nigeria, except if I died.
“The man then bade them goodbye and as they turned to leave the point, my friend’s wife suggested that they should ask for his name so it could be easy to relate the message.