Former Zamfara State Governor, Ahmed Yarima, has received the go-ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari to join the race for the presidential ticket of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
He met the president on Friday, shortly after Jumat prayers at the Presidential Villa to seek his blessing to contest for the ticket of the ruling party in next year’s election.
Spaking to correspondents as he emerged from the meeting, Yerima said he was at the seat of power to inform the president of his desire to run for the chance to succeed him in office.
The former governor, who is famous for introducing harsh Sharia law in Zamfara during his time as the state chief executive, said he acted within the provisions of the Nigerian Constitution to do what he did.
Yerima, who also represented Zamfara West in the Senate, said if elected he would fight insecurity, poverty and ignorance.