Ahmad Lawan, President of the Senate, has made an impassioned plea to All Progressives Congress delegates to consider aspirants’ histories and public records before voting in the party’s upcoming presidential primary.
In a letter included in a statement on Wednesday, the presidential aspirant requested delegates’ votes in order to become the APC presidential flag bearer for the 2023 presidential election.
He also urged the delegates to select “a leader with absolutely no baggage” who would lead rather than rule Nigerians.
He wrote in his statement, “To all delegates across Nigeria, I beseech you to put pecuniary and monetary incentives aside and seriously consider what is ‘in the greater good.’ As you make your decision in picking the flag bearer of our party, I urge you to seek for a leader and not a politician.”
“I ask you to choose a person that will lead and not rule Nigerians; one that will be understanding, tolerant, fair, honest, and progressive. A leader that comes with absolutely ‘No-Baggage.’
“A vital component of any logical, efficient and authentic evaluation of a person involves assessing past behavior. The key here is that one’s best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. If one has always done something a certain way, they are likely to do that same thing in the same manner in the future.”
“The same goes for how one navigates or pillages in leadership. Thus, as you, the delegates, are determining the APC party presidential flag bearer, it is important to look at past behavior to elicit what behaviors, avarice and rapacity candidates have exhibited in the past. It is important for you to access all candidates along this parameter.”