Minister Abacha Mokelu joins APC presidential race
Ikeobasi Mokelu, Minister of Information under General Sani Abacha, has chosen the All Progressives Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms to contest his 2023 presidential ticket along with other candidates.
Mr. Mokelu was the founder and organizer of #Istandwithbuhari, an APC movement and the initiator of #Handshake Across Nigeria and the Movement for Brotherliness Across Nigeria.
Timothy Amah, a member of the Mokelu campaign organization, confirmed the purchase of the forms, expressing his optimism that Mr. Mokelu will emerge as the 2023 APC presidential candidate in the presidential primary elections.
According to him, the presidency of Mr. Mokelu will apply the values of honor, character and integrity in the application of effective and sustainable governance at all levels of government and in the three branches of government.
Mokelu is the 28th aspirant to buy the APC presidential form N100 million.
“I have a rich political and political pedigree. I was born and mentored by two great nationalists and independence fighters. My belief in the enduring legacy of our ancestors led me to develop and encourage the development of various elements of what is now the 1999 Constitution,” Mr. Mokelu explained.
He added that it “is common knowledge that during my short term as Minister of Information and Culture, I had one of the best relations with the media and civil society, even at the risk of losing my job”.
Mokelu served as a delegate to the National Constitutional Conference between 1994 and 1995, serving as chairman of several sub-committees, including on security, power-sharing and social welfare.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Bola Tinubu, Rotimi Amaechi, Rochas Okorocha, Governor Yahaya Bello, Chris Ngige, Chukwuemeka Nwajuba, Governor David Umahi, Ken Nnamani, Governor Kayode Fayemi and Ibikunle Amosun aspire to be the flag bearer of ‘APC.
The others are Timipre Sylva, Tunde Bakare, Adams Oshiomhole, Ogbonnaya Onu, Uju Ohanenye and Godwin Emefiele among others.
The party’s primary will take place from May 30 to June 1.