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2023: Tinubu picks APC presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination forms

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Written by Maritime First

… As Sanwo-Olu picks APC governorship forms***

The Tinubu Support Group (TSG) has purchased the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination forms for Sen. Bola Tinubu to contest for its ticket for the  2023 presidential election.

Mr James Faleke, a House of Representatives member representing Ikeja Federal constituency, on Friday in Abuja, led the TSG to pick up the forms at the cost of N100 million at the International Conference Centre.

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Speaking with newsmen shortly after picking the forms, former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Mr  Babashir Lawal, said Tinubu’s camp was not afraid of other aspirants in the 2023 presidential race.

In the meantime, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) Gubernatorial Nomination and Expression of Interest forms ahead of the primaries for the 2023 elections.

The forms were picked at the APC’s national secretariat in Abuja by a member of the House of Representatives, representing Ikeja Federal Constituency, Mr. James Faleke.

Faleke, who also picked presidential Expression of Interest and Nominations forms for APC Leader, Sen. Bola Tinubu, was accompanied by former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr Babachir Lawal and members of the Tinubu Support Groups (TSG) to the party’s secretariat.

The governorship Expression of Interest and Nominations forms were later presented to Gov. Sanwo-Olu at the Lagos Governor’s Lodge, Asokoro, Abuja by the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr Tayo Ayinde.

Lagos State Chief of staff, Mr. Tayo Ayinde presented the Governorship Nomination and Expression of Interest forms to Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State at Abuja on Friday, April 29, 2022.

Reacting in his verified Twitter handle, Sanwo-Olu notified that Mr. James Faleke picked up the nomination and expression of interest for a second term forms from the APC secretariat, in Abuja, on his behalf.

”The work towards a Greater Lagos never stops.

The actualization of our T.H.E.M.E.S agenda is a collective responsibility that can only be achieved through trust and accountability.

”A big thank you to our dear party, APC, especially the leadership for their vote of confidence, and the good people of Lagos state for their trust, and for always holding us accountable.

”Governance is a huge responsibility, and all hands will continue to be on deck, as we work tirelessly towards achieving our goals for a Greater Lagos,” he said.

Recall that Sanwo-Olu was unanimously endorsed a few days ago for a second term bid by the Lagos APC apex leadership body, Governance Advisory Council (GAC).

The governor had also received endorsement from prominent individuals and groups in the last few weeks.

They demanded that he should throw his hat into the ring for a second term, based on his remarkable performance during his first term in office.

 

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