Osinbajo Declares To Run For President In 2023, Tackles Tinubu, Others
The current Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has declared his intention to run for the post of the President in the forthcoming 2023 elections.
Osinbajo made this known on Monday morning, April 11, 2022, through his social media pages. He confirmed he aspires to contest for the post of the President under his current political party, the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Osinbajo has served seven years as the Vice President of Nigeria under the authority of President Muhammadu Buhari.
In a video posted on his social media, Osinbajo noted that he knows the need of Nigerians, especially what all the regions of the country expect from the next president.
Osinbajo, 65, said; “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.”
Osinbajo has now joined the long list of politicians hoping to get the presidential ticket to represent APC in the 2023 presidential election.
Those who declared their ambition earlier are APC leader and former Lagos governor, Bola Tinubu; Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi State; Governor Dave Umahi of Ebonyi State; former Abia governor and serving senator, Orji Kalu and former Imo governor and senator, Rochas Okorocha.