APC Agreement: I have no problem with the consensual arrangement – Lawan
Senate Speaker Ahmad Lawan said on Tuesday he had no problem with the consensual arrangement for the emergence of the ruling party’s All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate in the 2023 general election.
Lawan told reporters after facing the party selection panel at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.
He said: “We are sons and daughters of the same father, of the same mother, those of APC. All of us who have taken the form to run for the highest office of the presidency believe in the ideals, ideology and philosophy of our party.
“Therefore, we are one and the same person. So I will support anyone who the party and the president think can do better for us. I don’t have a problem with that. But I also want to believe that at the end of the day, this day will be mine.
On how the screening went, the Senate Speaker said it was very successful.
“I was asked very basic questions about what our party stands for, what I think I can bring to the presidency of Nigeria.
“And of course our party represents progress, our party represents national stability. And what we’ve done over the past seven years as an administration, we’ve seen so much success across the country, but we also have challenges.
“As someone who aspires to be a candidate for the APC and by the grace of God, the President of Nigeria in 2023, I have been through the mills. I worked before I got to the National Assembly in 1999 .
“In 1999, I arrived in the National Assembly and I am still in the National Assembly, having sat for eight years in the House of Representatives.
“I chaired two very important, strategic and critical committees on agriculture and education in the House and I was chairman of the public accounts committee for eight years in the Senate, chairman of the defense committee in the Senate , President of the Senate in the Senate. and as presiding officer, the president of the Senate today.
“I have worked closely with Mr. Speaker, President Muhammadu Buhari in my capacity as Leader of the Senate. In my capacity as President of the Senate.
“I know the challenges of development. I know where we have had so much success. I know where we need to rework, retool and re-equip our systems, strategies and operations.
“By the grace of God, if I have the opportunity, Nigeria will experience better education, better security, better economy.
“I want to reform the education sector because I want to see an education sector that serves no one’s sons and daughters so that we are able to take the estimated 15 million unschooled children off the streets. educated because I believe it has to do with not only education, but security as well as the economy.
“So I want to see a situation where I come out as an aspirant, become a candidate and of course go ahead to beat the PDP and other political parties to win the presidency for the APC and for Nigerians” , did he declare.