⬇ Gov Uzodinma, Buni, Others Present As Senate President Lawan Submits Presidential Form (Photos, Video)
Imo State governor, Hope Uzodinma, former chairman of APC and Yobe State governor, Mai Mala Buni, and a host of senators and members of the Federal House of Representatives and diverse party stalwarts were present on Friday as President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan submitted his 2023 presidential nomination and expression interest forms.
Amidst cheers and fanfare, he submitted the forms at the All Progressives Congress (APC) headquarters, Abuja.
The Senate President joined the race after sustained pressure from compatriots representing different Geo political divides, his Spokesperson Iyke Ekeoma said in a statement.
He has been a member of the National Assembly since 1999.
The release added, “Remarkably, Lawan hails from Yobe State in the North-East. That part of the country is the only zone that has never produced a president since its Independence in 1960.
“The first president, Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe emerged from what is today referred to as South-East. President Shehu Shagari hailed from the North-West just like Presidents Musa Yar’adua and Muhammadu Buhari.
“The South-West produced Dr. Olusegun Obasanjo while Dr. Goodluck Jonatjan filled the slot of the South-South.”
Ekeoma added that Sen. Lawan’s bid has received a tremendous boost from all over the country and he has set machinery in motion to oil the ambition which is hinged on revamping the economy and reshaping the security architecture.
The Senate President has also pledged to use sports not only to engage younger Nigerians, he intends to enforce it as a veritable tool of national unity.