Former Lagos State governor and National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Bola Tinubu, on Friday picked the party’s N100 million Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms.
It was gathered that Tinubu, who is in Saudi Arabia for Hajj, was represented by some of his close associates; including the House of Representatives member from Ikeja Federal Constituency, James Faleke; a member representing Agege Federal Constituency in the Green Chamber, Babatunde Adejare; as well as a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal.
According to reports, Faleke, Lawal, and other loyalists of the strongman of Lagos politics picked up the presidential forms for him (Tinubu) at the APC National Headquarters on Blantyre Street, Wuse 2, Abuja, at exactly 3 pm on Friday.
Tinubu had in January 2022 announced his desire to succeed the incumbent President, Muhammadu Buhari, in May 2023.
However, Tinubu had told State House reporters that becoming Nigeria’s President was his “lifelong ambition”; adding that there was nothing wrong with a kingmaker becoming a king.
Already, Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba; as well as Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello have picked up the APC presidential forms.