JUST IN: Yahaya Bello Becomes First Presidential Aspirant to Pay N100m for APC Forms
By Nafisat Bello
Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State has paid 100 million naira for the purchase of nomination and expression of interest forms to contest the 2023 Presidential election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The payment, according to a statement by the Yahaya Bello Presidential Campaign Council spokesman, Yemi Kolapo, made him the first in the party to officially seal his aspiration for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in 2023.
Kolapo said the governor would on Wednesday pick his forms at the party headquarters in Abuja.
“With the payment for the forms, Governor Bello’s teeming supporters should rest assured that he will be on the ballot in the 2023 presidential race. We are highly encouraged by the number of APC Governors, leaders, and stakeholders who have demonstrated their strong support for the candidacy of our Principal.
“We reiterate that he is not known for betrayal. He is always very loyal to his own and his priorities have always been Nigeria, Nigeria, and Nigeria.
“Though the race officially begins now, it is on record that Governor Bello has consistently been at the forefront of the contest. He has demonstrated this again by being the first to pay for the forms.
“We urge delegates and indeed all Nigerians to shun divisive narratives in the interest of the nation and choose the best of the lot. We have no doubt that our tested and trusted National Working Committee members will put the interest of the party and that of Nigeria first in their activities around the process that will throw up the next flagbearer of the APC,” the statement read in part.