April 29, (THEWILL) – Presidential hopeful, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has picked the presidential nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
The former Lagos State governor, picked up the N100 million forms in Abuja on Friday afternoon.
Though, Tinubu is currently on pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia, his loyalists, including House of Representatives member from Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke; member representing Agege Federal Constituency in the green chamber, Babatunde Adejare; and a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal, picked up the presidential forms for him (Tinubu) at the APC National Headquarters on Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, at exactly 3pm.
Tinubu had in January declared his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He had told Aso Rock reporters that becoming Nigeria’s President was his “lifelong ambition” and that there was nothing wrong in a kingmaker becoming a king.
Already, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello; Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, are among aspirants who picked the APC presidential forms ahead of Tinubu.
Other aspirants, who are expected to buy the N100m Presidential ticket of the party, include Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha; former Abia State Governor, Orji Kalu; amongst others.