The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan is expected to declare his presidential intention tomorrow under the All Progressives Congress.
An aide of the Senate President revealed this in a conversation with Daily Trust, adding that plan to announce his ambition has been concluded.
He further stated that there is nothing wrong with Lawan who is a northerner to be aspiring to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
According to the aide, President Buhari would be happy to see a head of one of the arms of government take over at the end of his tenure.
The aide claimed that his principal is capable and experienced to turn around the fortunes of Nigeria positively.
He said, “All things being equal, he would pick the expression of interest and nomination forms tomorrow. There is nothing wrong with a northerner to be aspiring to succeed President Buhari. The president would be happy to have ahead of one of the arms of government succeed him.
“Let all the aspirants come out to test their popularity. What we all know is that Lawan is capable, experienced and can turn around the fortunes of the country positively. He is the candidate to beat.”
This is however contrary to the latest comment by the Senate President himself.
Naija News recalls Senator Lawan had told statehouse correspondents on Monday that his focus is in building Nigeria at the moment.
On his 2023 presidential ambition, he said God will guide him.
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