Rotimi Amaechi, the Minister of Transportation, has declared his candidacy for president in 2023.
He expressed an interest in attending a thanksgiving service hosted by the Rivers State chapter of the All Progressives Congress.
Before his official declaration on Saturday, Amaechi, who is from South-South, denied being interested in the race several times.
The former Rivers State governor is the sixth APC candidate to officially declare his candidacy.
Bola Tinubu represents the South-West, Orji Uzor Kalu represents the South-East, Rochas Okorocha represents the South-East, Dave Umahi represents the South-East, and Yahaya Bello represents the North-Central.
“I stand before you today to declare my intention and submit my application to serve as your next president,” he announced.