The Vice President of Nigeria and 2023 presidential aspirant, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms for the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s presidential primary election.
Naija News reports the forms were submitted on Wednesday around 9pm at the party secretariat in Abuja.
The chairman of The Progressive Project (TPP), Senator Kabiru Gaya and Senator Muhammadu Bulkachuwa led the group that submitted the forms on behalf of Prof. Osinbajo on Wednesday.
The forms were received by the APC National Organizing Secretary, Alhaji Sulaiman Argungu at a brief ceremony at the party secretariat.
It will be recalled that the TPP which is a support group supporting the Osinbajo 2023 presidential ambition was responsible for picking up the forms on behalf of the Vice President last week at the International Conference Centre, Abuja.
Osinbajo will face off against other aspirants for the APC presidential ticket at the party primaries scheduled for May 30, 2022.
Other aspirants set to contest for the APC presidential ticket include: Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; the Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajuiba; Lagos pastor, Tunde Bakare’ Governor Mohammed Badaru of Jigawa State; his Ebonyi State counterpart, Dave Umahi; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; ex-Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha; the Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele; Ms Unu Onaneye, the only female and Nicholas Felix.
Others include Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River; ex-Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole; Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State; the Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige; former Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State; ex-Speaker, Dimeji Bankole; and Senate President Ken Nnamani; Minister of Science and Technology, Onu; and the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva.