By Emmanuel Nduka
President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has reportedly joined the race to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari for the nation’s top job in 2023.
Heritage Times reports that a coalition of 28 groups have purchased the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential forms for the former Minister of Agriculture.
The coalition consists of groups such as Youth Arise Movement, Nigerians in Diaspora, One Nigeria Group, Prudent Youth Association of Nigeria, women groups, farmers, and other civil society groups.
While the group have not been able to collect the forms, the ruling party on Saturday evening issued a receipt for the payment to the tune of N100m.
Meanwhile, Dr Adesina has not publicly signaled his intention to run for President.
In another development, Heritage Times had reported how some supporters also picked up APC presidential forms for Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele.
Reacting, Emefiele has since rejected the forms, saying he has not decided to run for President yet.