Sixty-seven Senators from across party lines have resolved to endorse Senator Ahmad Lawan for the 2023 Presidential election, ahead of the ruling All Progressives Congress’s (APC) primaries to choose its Presidential candidate.
One hundred and seventy-eight members of the House of Representatives have agreed to support Lawan’s bid for the presidency, according to a source who spoke to Vanguard yesterday.
According to the source, lawmakers are preparing to declare their support for the Presidential candidate soon, citing the fact that they see in him a young Nigerian with a wealth of experience, particularly from his time in the National Assembly from 1999 to the present, and one who would be a President for all, regardless of class, religion, ethnicity, or background.
“Considering the experience the President of the Senate has accumulated overtime at the National Assembly, from a member of the House of Representatives to as a Senate leader and the President of the Senate, 67 Senators and 178 members of the House of Representatives have resolved to endorse him as President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor come 2023,” the source said.
Recall that Lawan was vetted by the APC Presidential Aspirants Screening Panel on Tuesday, which was chaired by former APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun.
Lawan was formally welcomed and ushered into the screening room by the former Governor of Edo State, who invaded the Transcorp Hilton Hotels with hundreds of Senators, friends, and political acquaintances.
“The screening was quite successful,” Lawan stated to journalists following the screening. I was asked key questions about our party’s values and what I believe I can offer to the Nigerian presidency.
“Of sure, our party represents progress, and our party represents national stability.” And what we’ve accomplished as a nation in the last seven years.