2023: Akpabio Declares For Presidency As APC Extends Sale Of Nomination Forms

Godswill Akpabio has formally joined the APC presidential race for the 2023 election.

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidency on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

2023: Akpabio Declares For Presidency As APC Extends Sale Of Nomination Forms

Godswill Akpabio Declares His Presidential Ambition

The Akwa Ibom former governor, who made his declaration on Wednesday at the Ikot Ekpene Stadium in Uyo, said he is determined not to let Nigeria sink because the “deep well of experiences” he gathered in service has prepared him for the presidential position.

He said, “You have heard a lot of declarations but this one is uncommon.

“The message I’m bringing is not just a message of continuity of the jobs, of the infrastructure, of the women empowerment, of the story of turning boys into men, of the story of free education for all Nigerian children, of the story of unity, of hope, positive continuity and of the Egyptians you see today.

“It is a message of restoration of your dignity, respect in the ECOWAS region and beyond. I am determined not to let our nation sink but drink from the deep well of experiences I have from service.

“Therefore, I, senator Godswill Akpabio, hereby declare my intention to seek the nomination of my great party, the All Progressives Congress, to become your next president.”

Akpabio also commended President Muhammadu Buhari on the achievements of the present generation, adding that it was the president who gave him the opportunity “to make great advances beyond Akwa Ibom state”.

APC Extends Sale Of Nomination Forms

Suleiman Arugungu, the APC National Organising Secretary, has issued a statement saying that the ruling party has has extended the sale of its expression of interest and nomination forms to May 10.

The information was contained in a revised schedule of activities released by Suleiman Arugungu, APC national organising secretary, on Wednesday.

Following the extension of the sale of forms, there are speculations that more northerners may join the race for the presidency in the 2023 polls.

The party has also fixed between May 12 and 14 for congresses to pick delegates who will vote at the state and national level.

Argungu said the last day for the submission of completed forms and accompanying documents is now May 11.

“Congresses to elect Local Government Area (LGA), State and National Delegates will now be held from Thursday, 12th May to Saturday, 14th May, 2022,” the statement reads.

KanyiDaily had reported that the APC nomination and expression of interest forms for presidential aspirants cost N100 million, while governorship hopefuls will pay N50 million.

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