By Akinwande Soji-Ojo
President of the Senate, Senator Ahmed Lawan, on Monday, joined the growing list of presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Lawan becomes the 24th aspirant to pick the party’s expression of interest and nomination forms ahead of the party’s presidential primary, scheduled for May 30/June 1.
A group of friends, led by Chief Sam Nkire, a member of the National Caucus of APC and 15 Senators, obtained the APC presidential nomination forms for the Senate President at the International Conference Centre, Abuja, venue of the sale of forms to aspirants.
There were reports that the presidential aspiration of Lawan had caused a crack in the Senate caucus of the APC over the alleged move to endorse him as the consensus presidential candidate of the parliament.
Some lawmakers had earlier expressed their support for other presidential aspirants in the party ahead of the 2023 race.
For instance, the lawmaker representing Borno South in the Senate, Ali Ndume is leading the campaign for Rotimi Amaechi, while the lawmaker representing Borno Central Senatorial District, Kassim Shettima, is playing a key role in Bola Tinubu’s campaign.