Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar has submitted his expression of interest and nomination forms for the 2015 presidential election to the National Secretariat of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja.
Speaking at the party’s secretariat while returning the forms, Atiku expressed his appreciation to the Chairman for the opportunity to be the first to collect and first to return the forms.
“We will continue to be loyal and dedicated party members, no matter the outcome of the primary,” he promised.
“I hereby submit the expression of interest and nomination forms duly and accurately completed.”
In his response, the APC National Chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, said he was at first nervous about the process leading to the party’s presidential primaries, but having listened to all aspirants, his confidence has risen.
“I want to say that with every passing day, the need for change is overpowering, made manifest from activities of people like you around the nooks and crannies of Nigeria,” he said.
The APC president prayed that the best man wins.
Atiku is in the race for presidency against four other aspirants: Muhammadu Buhari, Rabiu Kwankwaso, Sam Nda-Isaiah and Aminu Tambuwal.