The governor of Ekiti state, Kayode Fayemi, has joined some top members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) to declare his intention to contest the presidency.
Fayemi while officially making a declaration on Wednesday, May 4, in Abuja promised to ensure youth empowerment when he becomes the president.
The governor who is also the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum said the decision to make the declaration follows careful consideration with key stakeholders in the APC and the country as a whole.
He also noted that his entrance into the 2023 presidential race will deliver Nigerians the opportunity to examine visions for a national rebirth.
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"After careful consideration of where we are as a nation...I believe that my entry into the race will offer Nigerians the opportunity to examine competing visions for national rebirth."
APC on the road to make N2bn as more presidential aspirants pick expression of interest, nomination forms
Twenty presidential aspirants are to obtain the All Progressives Congress nomination and expression of interest forms.
The aspirants would be obtaining the forms at N100 million each at the national secretariat of the ruling party.
While six members of the APC have already picked their forms, a total of 14 more people have indicated interest to contest for president and would be obtaining theirs between May 4 and May 6.
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Major stakeholders in the ruling party, have prepared fully ahead of the forthcoming primaries of the APC.
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Part of their preparations is to make sure the party's secretariat is restructured ahead of the exercise.
According to reports, the ongoing clean up of the secretariat has brought about a delay in the release of the Primaries timetable.
3 key southwest states Osinbajo will likely lose if he becomes APC candidate
Reverberations trailed the declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
This has however shown that there would be a titanic showdown during the primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) as it selects its presidential candidate.
Osinbajo's declaration also means he will be pitched against his former principal, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu who claimed it is his lifelong ambition to become the president of the country.