Ken Nnamani, the former President of the Senate, has announced his intention to run for President in the 2023 elections on the platform of the All Progressive Congress (APC).
In a news conference held in Abuja on Friday, the former Senate President made the announcement, vowing to purchase the nomination form in a matter of days.
Mr. Nnamani’s choice to run demonstrates that “our democracy is advancing to the point of considerable inclusivity and democratic freedom,” according to him.
He said, “The bedrock of democracy is that right of citizens to aspire to political offices and offer themselves to other citizens to evaluate and elect them to make decisions for the rest of the society.”
Mr Nnamani said he would be consulting and communicating with his party delegates who have the responsibility to choose the best to fly the flag of their party in few days.
“Looking at the array of aspirants to replace President Buhari in 2023 under the platform of the APC, I believe that I am very suited for the job of the President of the republic at this period in the history of Nigeria,” he said.
Mr Nnamani boasted that his pedigree as the President of Senate and Chairman of the Presidential Committee on Constitutional and Electoral Reform shows beyond doubt that he is the right man for the job.
“Different period requires a different kind of leadership. In 2015, we needed a Buhari to take Nigeria away from the misdirection of the Peoples Democratic Party,” the former PDP lawmaker declared. “In 2023, we will need a Ken Nnamani to help unite Nigeria, deepen democracy, and rebuild the social and economic infrastructure of sustainable development based on production and fair distribution.”