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2023: Ex-Senate president, Anyim Pius, declares for presidency

Former Senate President, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has indicated his interest to run for president in 2023.

Speaking during an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, Anyim revealed why he dissociated himself from social media campaign posters by his supporters.

The former Secretary to the Government of the Federation however noted that the time was ripe for him to indicate interest to run for the exalted position, Vanguard writes.

According to Anyim, “Posters of my presidential bid and agitations by groups for me to contest flooded the social media in 2020 and I disassociated myself from such calls.

“I felt that it was too early for such declarations to enable the present administration to concentrate on governance. Such calls resurfaced in the early part of 2021 and I choose to be quiet over the issue.

“We presently have less than 18 months to the next elections and I feel the time was ripe to indicate my interest.”

He noted that the zoning committee constituted by the party was only saddled with zoning party positions and not elective positions ahead of 2023.

“Zoning of such positions was deferred but nothing stops anyone from the southeast zone from contesting the presidency even if it was not zoned to it.

“The most important thing is that the party’s national convention is a sort of rebirth for a group of people who have recovered from a setback.

“The party members are presently focussed and determined to reclaim power with one spirit,” he added.

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