According to reports palpable crisis is brewing in the All Progressives Congress, APC, over the inclusion of a Withdrawal Letter in its 2023 Presidential Nomination Form.
Some presidential candidates in the party have refused to sign the letter, fearing that it is a ploy to impose a consensus candidate on them.
This has also been seen as an attempt to shield the party from court cases/litigation.
The withdrawal letter, has to be signed before a Commissioner of Oath/Public Notary before submission with the following declaration; “I hereby voluntarily withdraw my candidacy from the contest. My withdrawal is in the best interest of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.”
Speaking on the development, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Babatunde Ogala opined that the addition of the letter “might be wrong.”
“It might lead to a lot of problems including litigation because you can’t ask a man to withdraw from a process that you have not even started.”
He queried why the party will have members purchase the form only to assent to withdrawing from the contest before even participating in the process.