Tinubu Returns to Nigeria, Receives N100million APC Nomination Form.

The National Leaders of All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, has returned to Nigeria after three days in Saudi Arabia for Umrah (lesser hajj).

Tinubu on Saturday was seen posing with the N100milion nomination and expression of interest forms of the ruling party bought for him to pursue the 2023 presidential contest, which he described as his “lifelong ambition”.

Tinubu arrived last night after completing his lesser hajj in Mecca.

On Saturday, he showed his nomination form, which had been picked up by his supporters’ group, led by James Faleke, a member of the House of Representatives, who picked up the form for Tinubu in Abuja on Friday afternoon.

Emeka Nawjuiba, Minister of State for Education; Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State are among aspirants, who picked the forms ahead of Tinubu.

Although the ruling party has not zoned its presidency, most of those in the race are from the South.

The decision of the ruling party to swap its national offices between the North and South led to the emergence of Senator Abdullahi Adamu from the North-Central as national chairman.

Before the convention, Governor Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna State had said though the APC had not decided on zoning the presidential ticket, the swapping of national offices was an indication of where its presidential candidate would come from.

The Independent National Electoral Commission has fixed June 3 as deadline for political parties to submit the names of their candidates.

The five South-West aspirants are expected to battle other presidential aspirants from other zones for the party’s ticket at the primary slated May 30/June 1.

 

 

 

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