The All Progressive Congress, APC are on their way to making a fortune of close to N2bn as about 20 aspirants have indicated interest in the 2023 presidential seat on the platform of the party.
The aspirants would be expected to obtain the nomination and expression of interest form which costs N100 at the national secretariat of the ruling party.
According to Daily Trust, since the APC announced that its expression of interest and nomination forms would be sold at N30 million and N70 million respectively, twenty aspirants have indicated interest in the form.
Those who have obtained the form so far include six presidential aspirants within the party including its national leader Bola Tinubu; the governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello; his Ebonyi state colleague, Dave Umahi; and the minister of state for education, Emeka Nwajiuba,
According to the party, its timetable states that the sale of forms for various political positions would be closed on Friday, May 6, 2022.
Other aspirants who have indicated interest in obtaining the nomination form on or before May 6 include the minister of Niger Delta, Godswill Akpabio; the vice President Yemi Osinbajo; a former House of Representatives Speaker, Dimeji Bankole; a former governor of Ogun state, Ibikunle Amosun, and the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi.
Also, Rochas Okorocha; Ihechukwu Dallas Chima, Usman Iwu, Ben Ayade; the minister of transport, Rotimi Amaechi, Tein Jack-Rich and Adamu Garba II have indicated interest.
An aide to Senate president, Ahmed Lawan has also stated that there are indications that he will be obtaining his form today May 4.
The aide said: “The senate president will on Wednesday pick the forms for the presidency. He has succumbed to pressure by elders in the country.”
Olawepo-Hashim is set to pick his nomination and expression of interest form at the party’s secretariat on Wednesday, May 4.