Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has picked the APC Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms to contest the Niger North senatorial seat in the 2023 elections.
It was gathered that the Forum of Serving Commissioners bought the forms on the governor’s behalf.
In a letter he personally signed, Governor Bello had said his interest to contest for the Senate was a clarion call from his people whom he said saw him as a worthy ambassador to represent them.
While receiving the nomination forms from his Commissioners, Governor Bello called for fairness and equity in the 2023 elections.
“Although I did not want to run for the Senate after 8 years in office as Governor, I had to bow to the wish of many of you who had mounted this pressure genuinely,” he said.
He added that he was overwhelmed by the support he had received after indicating interest in the race, adding that the encouragement and solidarity shown by other aspirants from the zone and across political parties, whom he said had placed the interest of the zone far above their personal ambition.
Governor Bello revealed that one of the key aspirants in the opposition People’s Democratic Party, and governorship aspirant of the party, Umar Nasko, had stepped down in support of his ambition.