May 14, (THEWILL) – As the deadline for the submission of nomination forms of the All Progressives Congress (APC) by aspirants contesting elective offices in the 2023 general elections closed midnight Friday, 13th May, 2022, THEWILL reports that only twenty five (25) presidential aspirants on the platform of the party beat the deadline.
However, former President Goodluck Jonathan and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, did not submit nomination forms procured on their behalf by groups. The duo had earlier rejected the forms.
Also, Minister of Labour and productivity, Dr Chris Ngige, did not submit his nomination form. Ngige had on Friday, announced his withdrawal from the 2023 presidential race.
The aspirants that submitted forms are former governor of Lagos State, Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; former Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu; former Imo State governor, Rochas Okorocha and former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun.
Also on the list of presidential aspirants are Pastor Tunde Bakare; Cross River State Governor, Ben Ayade; his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi; Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi; former Minister of State, Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; former Senate President, Ken Nnamani; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; Jigawa State Governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar and former Zamfara State governor, Ahmed Yerima.
Others include Senator Ajayi Borroffice; the only female aspirant, Uju Kennedy Ohanenye; Pastor Nicholas Felix Nwagbo; former Speaker of house of Reps, Dimeji Bankole; President of the Senate, Ahmed Lawan; former Minister of Information, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu, Oil tycoon Tein Jack Rich; AfDB President, Akinwumi Adesina; and former Minister of State, Petroleum, Timipre Sylva.