Ahead of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary election slated for 6th June, the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan has urged the delegates to vote for a leader with no baggage.
He urged them to vote for one that would not be a ruler but will lead, absolutely without baggage.
In a letter he wrote to the delegates, a copy of which was made available to DAILY POST in Abuja, Lawan urged the delegate to bear in mind that the fate of Nigeria lies in their hands to determine who should preside with effect from 2023.
He said this was not the best of times for Nigeria as the fate of Nigeria fluctuates, even as the responsibility of nominating a presidential candidate was exclusively theirs.
Lawan, a presidential aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress Congress in 2023, had been screened by the Committee of the party on Tuesday in Abuja.
He wrote, “While democracy asserts that the Nigerian voting public determines the person to emerge as President, however, in advance of that, the party delegates are saddled with the task of nominating the flag bearers. This communication is an appeal to all APC delegates as the party prepares for its presidential primaries.
“I am reaching out to every single one of you APC delegates to plead with you to put ‘Nigeria First’ and give thought to the future of 215,763,437 (million) Nigerians, a lot of whom will appreciate the sagacious determination you will make during this process.
“I am reaching out to you, with humility, to ask for your votes so that I can emerge as the APC Presidential flag bearer for the 2023 Nigerian Presidential election.”
Meanwhile, about 27 persons purchased APC presidential nomination form in readiness to slug it out during the primaries.