- A former Minister of Information Ikeobasi Mokelu would be officially declaring his intention to run for the country's highest office
- Mokelu has made plans to obtain the expression of interest and nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress
- The 2023 presidential aspirant is expected to engage with party members in the southeast on his presidential aspiration
There are indications that Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu, a close ally of President Muhammadu Buhari is set to officially declare his intention to run for Nigeria's presidency come 2023.
Daily Trust reported that the former minister of information under the late Gen Sani Abacha regime joined the presidential race.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) chieftain has reportedly concluded plans to obtain the APC expression of interest and nomination forms.
The ex-minister who was the convener of ‘I Stand With Buhari’ Movement in 2018, is said to have been assured of support by some elements in the presidency.
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Mokelu who has reportedly received the nod of some elements in the presidency has been noted as a regular visitor to the Presidential Villa, The Punch added.
It was gathered that the politician is expected to engage with party members on his presidential aspiration in the southeast and his Ubolo Unodu Ward 1, Oraifite, Ekwusigo local government area of Anambra state.
Mokelu is reputed for his integrity and high level of political and social thought.
Another media mogul set to officially declare for presidency
Legit.ng previously reported that with plans for the 2023 general election topping discussion across the country, a media mogul would officially declare his intention to run for Nigeria's presidency.
The chairman of Roots Television Nigeria, Dumebi Kachikwu, would on Wednesday, April 6, officially announce his intention to contest for the seat of the president.
A statement by Kachikwu's media office in Abuja on Tuesday, April 5, said the aspirant's plan to run for the number one office in Nigeria would be through a virtual broadcast to Nigerians.
2023: Pastor Tunde Bakare finally declares presidential ambition
In a related development, Pastor Tunde Bakare, the founder of Citadel Global Community Church (formerly known as Latter Rain Assembly) positioned himself as the best person to lead the nation from 2023.
The man of God made the disclosure in a speech while signalling his interest to run for president in 2023.
According to him, Nigerians need a leader who can reconcile grievous historical and current differences following the prevailing state of the nation.