BREAKING: Ex-Speaker Bankole Joins 2023 Presidential Race
- Dimeji Bankole has declared his intention to run for Nigerian presidency on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress
- According a close ally of the former speaker, Bankole has met with various stakeholders and their support is overwhelming
- According to him, many people see him as someone who ticked all the boxes as far as having a young, smart
In what can be termed as another big surprise, former House of Representatives Speaker Hon. Dimeji Bankole has joined the presidential race on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
According to a close ally of the former Speaker, Malam Abdullahi Bayero, Bankole is in the race and he is contesting on the platform of the ruling party.
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“He has met with various stakeholders and their support is overwhelming, especially across the North. So, he is set to buy the APC nomination form next week.
“Many see him as someone who ticked all the boxes as far as having a young, smart, competent and patriotic president is concerned.
“Just like former military president Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida posited, Nigeria needs a young leader. I think there should be no debate over that even though the constitution did not stop old men from running for office.
“There are many northerners who believe Bankole is the right man to be supported, recalling how he handled the situation when then President Umaru Yar’adua took ill while in office. He is a candidate the North, indeed Nigeria as whole can trust."
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