A former Minister of Information under the Sani Abacha regime, Chief Ikeobasi Mokelu, has joined the presidential race.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress and a close ally of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has reportedly concluded plans to obtain the APC expression of interest and nomination forms.
The ex-minister was said to have been assured of support by some elements in the presidency.
Mokelu is expected to engage with party members in the South-East and in his Ubolo Unodu Ward 1, Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area of Anambra State on his presidential aspiration
The former minister who was the convener of ‘I Stand With Buhari’ Movement in 2018, was said to be a regular visitor to the Presidential Villa.