Senate President Ahmad Lawan has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lawan made the declaration on Monday in Abuja while receiving the N100 million APC nomination and expression of interest forms presented to him by a political group, National Stability Project, led by Chief Sam Nkire.
The Senate President said he had listened to various calls countrywide asking him to contest the office of the President and that he was ready to commit himself to the calls.
“I want to commit myself to this call from all walks of life. This is not my journey. This is our journey because every hand must be on deck to take the country to the next level,” he said.
Lawan said though he was joining the race very late because the field is saturated with aspirants, he assured Nigerians that he would play the game by the rules.
“I will play the games by the rule. I will not circumvent any rule. I will not go against our party rules.
“I place my trust fully in the Almighty God on this journey,” he said.
Lawan has all along been touted as the ‘anointed consensus candidate’ of Northern leaders whose entry would very likely upturn projections on the likely winner of the race.
Though his entry has long been expected, how far he would go would depend on how The Presidency, the cabal within the government and the party is going to go to push his candidacy.