Support groups to buy nomination form for Osinbajo – Aide
Support groups supporting the presidential ambition of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will purchase the presidential nomination form of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the VP.
The VP’s spokesperson, Laolu Akande made this known in a tweet on Thursday.
Laolu tweeted, “A passionate team of support groups & individual Nigerians from across the country have raised funds to support the purchase of APC nomination forms for the Vice President’s 2023 presidential bid. Today, the forms are being collected by representatives of the team”.
Osinbajo had in April declared his intention to run for president on the APC platform.
In his message on Thursday, Akande said the vice president is still travelling around the country to seek the support of APC stakeholders for his presidential ambition.
“…just as the VP continues his interactions with APC stakeholders across the States. Today, he is in Cross River and Bayelsa States. It’s all about the VP’s desire to serve the people of Nigeria with all his heart, his experience, insight & knowledge,” Akande wrote.
Apart from Osinbajo, others who have declared their intention to be the APC presidential flagbearer include ex-Lagos governor Bola Tinubu, ex-Akwa Ibom governor Godswill Akpabio, ex-Edo governor Adams Oshiomhole, Ekiti governor Kayode Fayemi and Kogi governor Yahaya Bello.
The APC is selling its presidential nomination form for N100 million, a move that has been condemned by many Nigerians.
The sale of forms by the ruling party is expected to close on Friday, May 6.