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    2023: Not All APC Aspirants, Only Three Qualified To Run For Presidency – Lawyer


    May 10, 2022

    Former Governor of Lagos State Bola Tinubu and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, have been named among three All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential aspirants qualified to participate in the 2023 race.

    This is as a constitutional lawyer, Kayode Ajulo, claimed that only three among the APC’s long list of aspirants are constitutionally qualified to contest in the forthcoming election.

    Naija News understands that about thirty APC members have picked the party’s Expression of Interest and Nomination forms in the Presidential category.

    The highest the party has ever recorded in its history.

    Ajulo has, however, described the emergence of the many presidential candidates for the 2023 general elections as a good omen for the country.

    Speaking during an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday, the legal practitioner said: “From our preliminary examination of the aspirants, only three aspirants in the All Progressives Congress (APC) are constitutionally qualified to run for the president’s office.”

    Though he declined fo elaborate further, Ajulo mentioned only Osinbajo and Tinubu.

    He explained that he was not surprised at the number of aspirants jostling to serve Nigeria, adding that the number was a far cry from his expectations.

    Anyone with a good fortune could afford the price, and by the way, they are only aspirants buying the nomination form. It is not an automatic process that will translate to fielding such aspirants in the primaries because they will have to be screened first,” Ajulo added.

    Ajulo also mentioned that for those that passed the screening, the stage would be cleared for horse-trading among them ahead of the primary election.

    This article was originally published on Nigeria News

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