Former Ogun state Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has declared his intention to contest the presidential seat in the 2023 general election.
The Senator, who represents Ogun Central Senatorial District, made the decision known in a letter he wrote to the Senate.
His intention was made known in a letter to the Senate, read by Senate President Ahmed Lawan during plenary on Wednesday in Abuja.
Amosun in the letter says, “I have been blessed by God to serve as Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria between 2003 and 2007 and as a two-term Governor of Ogun State between 2011 and 2019. I have also had the privilege to be elected a second time to the Senate of the Federal Republic in 2019 where I currently serve the good people of Ogun Central Senatorial District,” the letter read.
“My varied experience in private and public life has imbued me with requisite insights, experiences, and network of relationships adequate to provide a leadership that will galvanize our dear country to achieve her manifest destiny as a leader in Africa and of the black race.”
The letter noted that the official declaration will take place on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, CBD, Abuja.
Former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu; Vice President Yemi Osinbajo; Transportation Minister, Rotimi Amaechi; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State; a former Imo Governor, Rochas Okorocha among others, have already indicated their interest for the APC ticket.