2023: Supporters buy APC presidential form for Senate President Lawan
Speculations that the North is unwilling to relinquish power in 2023 may have been confirmed by the entry of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, into the 2023 presidential race.
Some political associates of Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, have picked the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms for him, saying Nigeria needs a “Nigerian president” and not one given to ethnic proclivities.
They said they have Dr Lawan’s backing to pick the forms on his behalf.
“We are not here on our own, we have his backing. Even though friends and brothers contributed to purchase this form for him but he has given us the go ahead”, said leader of the group, Chief Sam Nkire.
Nkire added, “We want the current Senate President to be the President of Nigeria for many reasons. National stability is one, and the President that we are bringing for the Nigerian people is a Nigerian President, not an Igbo President, not a Fulani President, not a Yoruba President but a Nigerian President who we have watched and seen that there would be no other candidate that will be so level-headed and someone who has the feeling of the poor Nigerians.”
Lawan officially joined a growing list of aspirants who are running for president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) on Monday.
The Senate President received the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms said to have been purchased for him by a group of supporters in Abuja.
With Lawan joining the race, no fewer than 26 aspirants would be jostling for the ruling party’s presidential ticket at its primary election scheduled to take place from May 30 to June 1, 2022.