2023: Buni, Uzodinma Submit Senate President Lawan’s Nomination Forms to APC
- On Friday, May 13, Senate President, Ahmed Lawan submitted his nomination forms at the APC Secretariat in Abuja
- The forms were submitted on his behalf by Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state, and some members of the Senate
- Political associates of the Senate president had paid N100m to purchase the forms on May 9, saying the country needs a Nigerian president and not one given to ethnic proclivities
Governors Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state and Hope Uzodinma of Imo on Friday, May 13, led some senators to return the presidential nomination forms for the President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan.
Daily Trust reports that the forms were submitted at the national secretariat of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
Addressing journalists, the Imo governor said:
“Like you know most of us here are from the national assembly, some serving some are non -serving. Particularly like me I left the senate on sabbatical to go and contest election in Imo state and I’m on borrowed status in Imo State as the governor. Today we are here in solidarity to accompany our leader the Senate President to submit his duly completed form and we have submitted the forms."
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Vanguard added that, on why he thinks the Senate President is the best for the job, Uzodinma said; “In the Police, it is called esprit de corps”.
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Lawan joined the presidential race on Monday, May 9, when a group of his friends and some senators purchased the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms for him.
Shortly after the development, Senator Kalu who is the Chief Whip of the Senate announced he was withdrawing from the presidential race.
2023: Afenifere dumps southwest aspirants, backs southeast for presidency
Meanwhile, the pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Saturday, January 29, said any attempt to deny the southeast the presidency in 2023 is a gang-up against the region dominated by Igbo.
Afenifere leader, Pa Ayo Adebanjo said those opposed to Igbo president are discriminatory against the southeast region.
“If there is anything like power shift in Nigeria, it should go to the southeast. There is doubt about that, any other thing is just gang-up," Pa Adebanjo said.