Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has joined the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress, to become the flag bearer for the 2023 general election.
To actualise this ambition, a group of Nigerians led by the Chairman, National Stability Project, Chief Sam Nkire formally presented him with the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms of the party which they had purchased from contributions amongst them.
According to Lawan, “I have listened to various calls from all parts of our dear country, our dear nation Nigeria, for me to show interest to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I took my time to pray to almighty God to guide me, to consult very widely, consult Nigerians from all parts of the country to ensure that I get the understanding of the citizens on whose behalf we will, by the Grace of God, win the election and run the administration.
“I want to commit myself to this call and to this movement of Nigerians from all walks of life, rich, poor, north, south, east, west, male, female, old and young.
“This is not my journey. This is our journey. This is our journey because every hand must be on deck for us to achieve exactly what we need to achieve.
“Nigeria needs to be taken to the next level. We know what we have been able to achieve as an administration and as a political party and we know where we are supposed to take this level to eventually.
“I will play the game by the rules. I am not going to circumvent any rule. I’m going to respect my party and listen to the leaders of this party because that is our platform in the first place.
“But I will spare no moment going from door to door to ensure that I get the votes when the national convention to elect the presidential candidate of the part will hold.
“I place my trust fully, totally and completely on the Almighty God, that God will bless this movement and this journey and I want to appeal to all Nigerians that we are seriously committed to taking Nigeria to the next level from where it will be on the 29th of May 2023.”