Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu, has declared his intention to contest for the Nigeria president in the 2023 general election.
THEWILL reports that, the minister will formally declare his interest for the position of the president on Friday.
The declaration event is billed to hold at the NUJ International Press Centre in Abuja by 9am.
However, If the event holds as scheduled, Onu will join a growing list of aspirants that have already declared their intention to run for president under the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recalls that on Wednesday, Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger Delta affairs; Kayode Fayemi, governor of Ekiti and Adams Oshiomhole, a former governor of Edo; all formally declared their interest to run for president.
Other presidential hopefuls on the platform of the APC include Rotimi Amaechi, minister of transportation; Bola Tinubu, former Lagos governor; Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; Dave Umahi, governor of Ebonyi; Rochas Okorocha, former governor of Imo; Yahaya Bello, governor of Kogi, and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, minister of state for education.
Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment, has also announced his presidential ambition, while Jigawa State governor, Mohammed Badaru Abubakar, is said to have also joined the presidential race and had purchased APC’s N100 million nomination forms.