2023: Amosun Declares Presidential Race, Make Promises To Nigerians; Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared his intention to dispute the presidential seat in the 2023 general election, promising to help Nigeria “ achieve her manifest fortune.
Senator Amosun, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District, made the decision known in a letter he writes to the National Assembly on Wednesday.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan read the former governor’s letter during a grand session on Wednesday in Abuja. According to the letter, the legislator says his experience makes him fit for the seat.
“I have been honored by God to act as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria somewhere in the range of 2003 and 2007 and as a two-term Governor of Ogun State somewhere in the range of 2011 and 2019.
I’ve also had the honor to be tagged a alternate time to the Senate of the Federal Republic in 2019 where I presently serve the good people of Ogun Central Senatorial District,” the letter read.
My varied experience in private and public life has invested me with needful perceptivity, gests, and network of connections acceptable to give a leadership that will intoxicate our dear country to achieve her manifest fortune as a leader in Africa and of the black race.”
The letter noted that the sanctioned protestation will take place on Thursday, 05 May 2022, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, CBD, Abuja.
Amosun’s protestation further adds to the growing list of politicians who have declared their intention to battle for Nigeria’s number one position under the ruling All Revolutionaries Congress (APC).
Formerly, a chieftain of the party and former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State; The previous Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha among others, have demonstrated their advantage for the APC ticket.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River had history visited President Muhammadu Buhari, saying the Nigerian leader had given him the go-ahead to dispute for the post. Also, there are enterprises that former President Goodluck Jonathan will soon declare his intention.
The Cross River leader, still, said if “ the APC feels that President Jonathan is the applicable seeker that will take us to palm, I’ll turn my support for him. On Tuesday, the APC started the deals of Nomination and Expression of Interest Forms to intending applicants.
The party had before fixed the freights for the nomination forms, presidential campaigners are to pay N100 million while those for guardianship will pay N50 million.
It additionally fixed the structure for the state House of Assembly at N2 million, the House of Representatives is N10 million, and the Senate at N20 million.
The development sparked debates among Nigerians with numerous describing the freights as extravagant considering the profitable condition of the country.
But the APC Public Hype Secretary, Felix Morka, defended the decision, saying the party also gave concessions to some set of persons. I get that people may have licit questions around that ( pertaining to the cost of the nomination form).
Do n’t forget at the same time some of the most special groups of citizens were granted high consideration either in delivering nomination forms to them for free or in the case of women and people living with disabilities, he said on Channels Television’s Politics Moment last week.
“Young people who are between ages 25 to 40 were conceded 50% rebate. The party advised the party on the price markers. What’s the present situation in the country? We still live in a country where people live veritably opulent cultures and make licit plutocrat.
“ APC is n’t for the rich. Effects aren’t perfect economically. They are flawed anyplace. The party settled on a choice that the worth put on these structures are supported.