- Chief John Francis Igwe from Enugu state has joined APC presidential race
- The business man joined the race despite adoption of President Buhari by the party
- He hails from Ozalla in Nkanu west local government area of Enugu state
Despite the adoption of President Muhammadu Buhari as sole presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief John Francis Igwe, a front-line businessman from Enugu state has signified his interest to challenge the president for the party's ticket.
The businessman made his intention known in Abuja through the spokesperson of his support group, Mr. Mbama Mac Anthony, The Sun reports.
He said that his decision to run on the platform of the APC is divine and that his campaign mantra is “It is settled.”
Chief Igwe hails from Ozalla in Nkanu west local government area of Enugu state.
Mac Anthony said that it does not matter that the party has adopted Buhari. He argued that it is embedded in the APC’s constitution that any member is qualified to contest any elective position.
“We do not expect that anyone would go against this move. Our aspirant is a young man and we believe president Buhari is a law abiding citizen, who should obey the rule of law.
“He also wanted to test his popularity by opting for direct primary,” he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Bishop of Anglican Diocese of Ondo, Stephen Oni on Sunday, September 16, said Nigeria needs a young and visionary person to become the next president.
The Bishop also urged President Muhammadu Buhari to drop his re-election ambition for 2019 presidential election.
According to Oni, some politicians in Nigeria had overstayed their time in office and refused to leave the political offices for the younger generation.
He said such overstay by these politicians is one of the problems the country was facing.
The Bishop in his charge, titled, ‘Responsibility, not title,’ Oni lamented the recycling of old politicians in power at all levels of government in the country.
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