Former governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun has declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential race.
The senator’s intention was revealed in a letter read on Wednesday at the plenary by Senate President Ahmad Lawan. The Chairman Senate Committee on Capital Market Senator noted in the letter that he will make a public declaration for the race on May 5 at the Musa Yar’Adua Centre in Abuja. Amosun is the third Senator of the APC extraction to join the presidential race. The lawmaker will contest under the platform of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC). The politician will have to battle the presidential ticket with the likes of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, APC national leader, Bola Tinubu, Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; Senator Rochas Okorocha, Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State, Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State, among others, Naija News reports. Meanwhile, some chieftains of the Peoples Democratic Party have expressed their view about the alleged plan of former President Goodluck Jonathan to dump the party for the All Progressives Congress. There have been speculations that Jonathan might contest the 2023 presidential election under the ruling APC. The former president, however, has so far failed to deny or affirm the report making round about his plan of defection. Some chieftains of the main opposition party in a chat with Vanguard stated their view about the trending report. The National Publicity Secretary of the party, Debo Ologunagba while speaking on the report making rounds said PDP will not speak on whether the former President will defect or not. He said, “We are not going to say anything for now. As far as we know, the former President has not defected. He has not said he would defect. Until he defects, the PDP won’t react because we don’t treat rumours or insinuations. We deal with facts.”
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