2023: Ex-Zamfara Gov. Sani Yerima declares for President


Ahmed Sani Yerima

Former Zamfara State Governor, Senator Ahmad Sani Yerima, on Friday said President Muhammadu Buhari has given him the backing to join the 2023 Presidential race under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Yerima who represented Zamfara West, at the National Assembly, told State House correspondents on Friday, after he met President Muhammadu Buhari, that he had briefed the president about his ambition.

He also confirmed he would later on Friday, purchase the APC presidential nomination form.

He said when elected as President, he would focus on fighting insecurity, poverty alleviation and ignorance of the mind which many Nigerians are living with unknowingly.

The former governor, who introduced sharia law in Zamfara state, debunked claims that he was a religious extremist.

According to him, that perception people hold about him is one of the reasons he would work on the ignorance of Nigerians and give every citizen a sense of belonging.

While disclosing his plans to State House Correspondents, he noted that he had secured the consent of the President to run for the exalted office.

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