Supporters of the Nigerian Senate President, Ahmad Lawan purchased the APC N100 million presidential form on his behalf, pushing him into the race for Presidency.
The group of his friends led by Chief Sam Nkire, a member of the party’s National Caucus and 15 other Senators, bought him the form at the International Conference Center, Abuja.
Lawan has been in the National Assembly since 1999, serving twice in the House of Representatives before moving to the Senate in 2007.
He made a failed bid to be Senate President in 2015 when Bukola Saraki won the seat despite the APC, the new ruling party at the time with a sizeable majority in the Chamber, nominating Lawan for the position.
Last year, posters of Lawan had appeared in Damaturu, the capital of his home Yobe State, and some other northern cities.