Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress’s (APC’s) National Leader, has picked the ruling party’s nomination and expression of interest forms.
On Friday afternoon in Abuja, the presidential hopeful collected the N100 million forms.
Tinubu’s loyalists picked up the paperwork on his behalf while he is in Saudi Arabia on pilgrimage.
Emeka Nawjuiba, the Minister of State for Education; David Umahi, the Governor of Ebonyi State; and Yahaya Bello, the Governor of Kogi State, are among the hopefuls who chose the forms ahead of Tinubu.
Although the ruling party has not yet designated a zone for the president, the majority of candidates from from the South.
The ruling party’s determination to rotate its national positions between the North and South resulted in the election of Senator Abdullahi Adamu of the North Central as national chairman.
Prior to the convention, Kaduna State Governor Nasir el-Rufai stated that while the APC had not yet decided on zoning the presidential ticket, the shifting of national positions indicated the party’s presidential candidate’s origin.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has set a deadline of June 3 for political parties to submit candidate names.
At the party’s primary scheduled for May 30/June 1, four South West presidential contenders are anticipated to face off against other presidential aspirants from other zones.