2023 Presidency: Group Woos Ex-Army Chief With APC N100 Million Nomination Form

2023 Presidency: Group Woos Ex-Army Chief With APC N100 Million Nomination Form

  • The cost of the APC expression and interest nomination forms for presidential aspirants is not an easy cash to come by for some politicians
  • But for former Army chief, Ambassador Tukur Buratai, his allies, a political group are willing to get the ruling party's form for him
  • In a statement, the group's coordinator disclosed the call for the former Army boss to run was influenced by the security challenges facing the country

A Political support and economic advocacy group, Fusion 774, has urged the former Chief of Army Staff and Nigeria’s Ambassador to the Republic of Benin, Ambassador Tukur Buratai, to join the 2023 presidential race.

The group said it was ready to bear the cost of the All Progressives Congress (APC)'s presidential nomination form should he oblige them, The Punch reports.

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The national coordinator of the group, Sediq Jikta, in a statement issued on Saturday, April 23, said the group was concerned by threats posed to the nation’s security.

2023 general election, ex-Army chief Ambassador Tukur Buratai, APC N100 million nomination form
Ambassador Buratai stated that his father was an ardent lover of President Buhari and his appointment as COAS, was a price or reward for that gesture by the president. Photo credit: HQ Nigerian Army
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He noted that a president like the former Chief of Army Staff was better poised to handle the situation.

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“The achievement of Buratai as a service chief in the fight against insurgency is a pointer to his sterling quality and qualification to vie for the highest office in the land.”

The coordinator said that while the group agreed with the policy of rotational governance for all regions to have a sense of belonging and participation in the governance of the country, it believed that merit should be promoted in times of national catastrophe.

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Meanwhile, a veteran journalist, Olalekan Adigun, recently condemned the activities of the supporters of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.

Adigun while speaking on Monday, April 18, said the supporters of Tinubu have told anyone who cares to listen that the former Lagos state governor single-handedly installed the current administration.

Noting that there is no empire in the world that lasts forever, Adigun said Tinubu's supporters believe that he is politically invincible but will be shocked at the outcome of things in 2023.

Source: Legit.ng

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