The Nigerian Vice President, Professor Yemi Osibanjo has declared his intention to take over from his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023. This is after several rumors from different quarters that the vice president may no longer join the race after his assumed good father, Bola Tinubu expressed his intention too.
For the past seven (7) years, I have served as Vice President under a true Nigerian patriot, President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to Yemi Osibanjo, “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.” He stated.
Professor Yemi Osibanjo will be contesting for the presidential ticket of the APC alongside the Minister of Transportation, Chibuike Rotimi Amaechi, Governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello, Former Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha and others who have and will declare for same office.
The APC has successfully concluded its national convention and hopes to release guidelines and date for the party’s primaries according to INEC guidelines