BREAKING: Prominent Northern APC Senator Joins Presidential Race, Picks Up N100m Nomination Forms

BREAKING: Prominent Northern APC Senator Joins Presidential Race, Picks Up N100m Nomination Forms

  • The ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) may have to extend the sale of its expression of interest and nomination forms
  • This is as many aspirants have continued to spring up and purchase the most expensive nomination form in the history of Nigerian politics
  • Ahmed Lawan, the president of the Senate and chairman of the National Assembly is the latest to join the race and pick his form

FCT, Abuja - The president of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan, has joined the growing list of presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

The Senate president, according to The Nation becomes the 24th aspirant to pick the ruling party’s expression of interest and nomination forms for the May 30 primary.

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The president of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has joined the 2023 presidential race. Photo credit: @DrAhmadLawan
Source: Twitter gathers that a group of his friends led by Chief Sam Nkire, a member of the National Caucus of the party, and 15 other senators, purchased the form for him at the International Conference Centre, Abuja on Monday, May 9.

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Also reporting the development, Leadership newspaper stated that the attempt to confirm whether Lawan was in the know proved abortive as several calls placed to his media adviser, Ola Awoniyi, were neither answered nor returned at press time.

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2023: Nigerians besiege NNPC Towers, present N100m nomination forms to Sylva

In a related development, the Northern Solidarity Group on Monday, May 9, besieged the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) towers in Abuja to ask the minister of state for petroleum, Timipre Sylva, to contest the presidential ticket of the ruling APC.

The group also presented the expression of interest and nomination forms of the party to the minister.

Speaking after picking the forms, the spokesman of the group, Suleiman Abdullahi, said the minister has a better chance of winning both the APC ticket and the 2023 presidential contest.

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Meanwhile, another presidential hopeful under the umbrella of the APC, Rotimi Amaechi, has hinted that the chances of the party winning at the 2023 polls will be based on the credibility of the candidate.

The minister of transport and former governor of Rivers state made this known in Benin the Edo state capital during a consultative visit to party delegates, the Nation reported.

Amaechi while speaking with delegates stated that he has the capacity and experience to serve as he made reference to his time as the sitting governor of Rivers state.


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