Senator Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate of the 9th National Assembly, under the All Progressives Congress (APC) has finally joined the race for the 2023 Presidential election.

Declaring his intention on Monday in Abuja when a group of concerned Nigerians, “National Stability Project’ (NSP) presented the Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to Senator Lawan, led by the National Caucus/Pioneer Caucus Leader, Abia APC Chief  Sam Nkire.

Receiving the form, Senator Lawan said “Today is a special day and this moment is a very memorable and very historic moment.

Nigeria needed to be taken to the next level and I would play the game by the rules, and not circumvent any rule.”

The presidential aspirant further assured of being committed to the call and to the movement of Nigerians from all walks of life; rich, poor, North, South, East, and West.

“I have listened to various calls from all parts of our dear country, 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; I took my time to consult very widely, to consult Nigerians from all parts of the country.

I’m joining lately. The field is already full of other aspirants. I want to assure Nigerians that the APC is a very beautiful bride that is why we have many aspirants.

This is to ensure that I get the understanding of the citizens of this country on whose behalf, we will by the grace of God win the election and run the administration.

“Over the last seven years, we have been participants in the administration of our country at the national level.

APC-led administration, our President, Muhammadu Buhari will be completing his tenure on May 29, 2023. I want to pay special tribute to what the President and the APC administration have done so far for developing our country.

And we know where we are supposed to take this level eventually. I want to commit myself to this call and to this movement of Nigerians from all walks of life; rich, poor, North, South, East, and West.

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.

I will go door to door to ensure that I get the vote when the national convention to elect the presidential candidate of our party will hold.

I place my trust fully, totally, and completely with the Almighty God. That God will  bless this journey.”

Earlier, Chief  Sam Nkire added that Nigerians needed a stabilizing personality as the Senate President.

“Nigerians looked round and said Senator Lawan is the man for the presidency. We have seen your service to the country; how you have conducted the affairs of t

he Senate, the economy, and security.”

The Deputy Senate President, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Jibril Barau, the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, and a host of others are among those tagged along to obtain the form for the Senate President.

However, the Senate President is optimistic that his commitment will take Nigeria to the next level come May 29, 2023.

 

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