Former Speaker of House of Representatives, Dimeji Bankole, has filed his candidacy for the 2023 president of the United States.
An ally of the former Speaker told The PUNCH that ‘we have picked the forms for the former Speaker.’
He said Mahmuda Aliyu Shinkafi, the former governor of Zamfara State led the delegation that bought forms for Bankole on behalf of the bank for N100m.
The former Speaker’s close ally said last week that Bankole had finished consulting key stakeholders
The candidate who voted to represent the APC platform locally is doing well with locals. Seeing as he will buy the form next week, it is likely that he will be successful in this race.
“Many see him as someone who ticked all the boxes as far as having a young, smart, competent and patriotic president is concerned.
“Just like former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida, posited, Nigeria needs a young leader. I think there should be no debate over that even though the constitution did not stop old men from running for office.
“There are many northerners who believe Bankole is the right man to be supported, recalling how he handled the situation when then President Umaru Yar’adua took ill while in office. He is a candidate the North, indeed Nigeria as whole, can trust.”
Bankole, who was the 2019 governorship candidate of Action Democratic Party in Ogun State, officially registered as a member of the APC in March 2021.