- More politicians are picking interest in the nation's most exalted seat of power, the office of the presidency
- Ahead of the 2023 general election, the former governor of Zamfara state after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday declared his presidential ambition
- The former leader, Ahmad Yerima would be contesting for president alongside with TOP contenders like VP Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu and others, under the platform of the ruling APC
Former Zamfara state Governor, Ahmad Yerima, has met with President Muhammadu Buhari, to inform him of his intention to run for the office of president, The Punch reports.
The meeting, which was held at the Presidential Villa, will herald Yerima’s declaration this afternoon, Friday, May 6, at NICON Luxury, Abuja.
According to him, he will be seeking the presidential ticket on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
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“I’m here this afternoon to inform Mr. President of my intention to participate in the 2023 elections and to contest the office of the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I’m going to, insha Allah, purchase my forms today and officially declare this afternoon.
“So, I have three points as well; to fight insecurity, fight poverty, and ignorance."
Yerima, who caught national attention when he introduced the Shari’a legal code in running Zamfara as governor, also said he would be picking the APC nomination and expression of interest forms immediately, The Nation added.
2023: Another top minister officially declares presidential ambition
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of science technology and innovations, Dr. Ogbonnaya Onu, has formally declared to contest for the presidential ticket of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2023 presidency.
Onu’s declaration swells the number of presidential aspirants, including ministers, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC national leader Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and some state governors among others.
While formally declaring on Friday, May 6, in Abuja, Onu also a former governor of old Abia state said Nigeria can no longer look to foreign countries for its salvation
Vice President Yemi Osinabjo finally picks N100m APC presidential forms
It was reported that Osinbajo obtained the nomination and expression of interest forms at N30 million and N70 million each.
The forms, Legit.ng gathered were purchased for the vice president by representatives of the Osinbajo's Support groups led by Senator Kabiru Gaya.