The Governor of Sokoto state, Aminu Tambuwal, has joined the presidential race hours after Senate President, Bukola Saraki declared his intention to run for the same office.
Both Tambuwal and Saraki defected from the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, to the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in August 2018.
Tambuwal, who was the immediate ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives picked the presidential nomination form of the PDP on August 30, 2018.
Tambuwal visited the Wadata Plaza headquarters of the opposition party in Abuja with his supporters on Thursday evening to pick his form for the race.
Tambuwal, the incumbent Governor of Sokoto State, was Deputy Chief Whip of the House of Representatives between 2007 and 2011 after which he became the Speaker of the House of Representatives of Nigeria between 2011 and 2015.