After months of speculations, Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba has declared his intention to contest for the president of Nigeria in 2023 under the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
The minister made this known while accepting the nomination and expression of interest forms purchased for him by the Project Nigeria Group (PNG) in Abuja on Wednesday.
The former lawmaker said if elected president, he will provide leadership that will lead to the transformation of Nigeria.
The PNG, a coalition of support groups said they purchased the forms for the minister because of his sterling leadership qualities which resonate with the youths.
Friends and associates who spoke at the event extolled the ministers’ virtues and urged Nigerians to elect him President in 2023.
It remains to be seen if Nwajiuba will clinch the party’s sole ticket ahead of other aspirants such as Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo; former Lagos Governor, Asiwaju Tinubu; Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; former Imo state governor, Senator Rochas Okorocha; Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige; Ebonyi State governor, Dave Umahi, Kogi state governor, Yahaya Bello among others.