The vice president of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has formerly declared for the 2023 presidential race in Nigeria.
Osinbajo made his declarations after meeting with the APC governors in Abuja with a video declaration posted on his social media pages on April 11, 2022.
Osinbajo’s declaration did not come as a surprise to Nigerians as it has been rumoured earlier among top politicians close to the vice president. However, his declaration is in conflict with that of his godfather, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who has already launched his campaigns for the same apex office ahead of 2023.
In his declaration post, Osinbajo stated :
“For the past seven (7) years, I have served as Vice President under a true Nigerian patriot, President Muhammadu Buhari.”
In these 7 years, while on the train of duty and service, I traversed every part of our country, meeting Nigerians of every cadre, class, tribe and walks of life, both young and old; I MET YOU.
I’ve stood where you stand and sat where you sit. I know and I understand our hopes, aspirations and fears from a place of relatable proximity; and I believe that in those hopes and aspirations are the seeds for the great Nigeria that we all desire.
I believe that the very reason why the Almighty God gave me these experiences, these insights, and these opportunities, is that they must be put to the use of our country and its great peoples.
This is why today, with utmost humility, I formally declare my intention to run for the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.
I also most solemnly and respectfully seek your support as fellow Nigerians everywhere in this land and the diaspora, as we embark on this great and exciting journey that lies ahead of us.
IT IS TIME.