Dumebi Kachikwu, the African Democratic Congress’ presidential candidate, has unveiled Ahmed Buhari as his running mate for the 2023 general elections.
Mr Kachikwu, during the unveiling on Wednesday, in Abuja, described Mr Buhari as a person with the capacity to unite Nigeria.
“Buhari has over 18 years of experience as a professional and is both physically and theologically fit to occupy the office of the Vice-President.
“He is very intellectual and is ready for office from day one come 2023,” he said.
Speaking, Mr Buhari thanked Mr Kachikwu, ADC Board of Trustees, the National Executive Committee (NEC), the National Working Committee (NWC) and party supporters for choosing him as presidential running mate.
“I thank Kachikwu for this opportunity and the entire leadership of the party. This is a call to service and, indeed, a call to rescue Nigeria, and I am ready for it.
“In the last two months, I have been called by some political parties to be their party’s vice presidential candidate, but I turned them down for reasons best known to me.
“I am ready to serve, and I have chosen ADC as the right platform, and in 2019 when I ran for office, I promised to only support a southerner, and that is what I am doing now,” he said.
Ralph Nwosu, ADC national chairman, urged the presidential candidate and his running mate to live up to expectations and uphold the party’s integrity.