Just In: Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President Officially Declares To Run For President
11 April 2022
Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has today Monday, 11 April 2022, officially declared his intention to contest in the 2023 presidential election under the platform of the All Progressive Congress, APC.
He made this declaration to the public in a short broadcast shared through his Twitter handle after months of intense speculations and “supposed” pressure.
In the video, Yemi Osinbajo said,
“In the past seven years, I have served as Vice President under a true Nigerian patriot, a servant of the nation in war and peace, and a man of integrity, President Muhammadu Buhari.
“We have, together, worked through some of the most difficult times in the history of our Nation, but we have remained focused on securing the country, providing infrastructure and growing our economy.
“As stipulated by the Nigerian Constitution, our tenure will end next year.
“In this period of seven years, I have served the government in several capacities, and have, at the direction of Mr. President, represented our country in sensitive high level international engagements. I have been to practically all local governments in Nigeria. I have been in markets, factories, schools, and farms. I have been in agricultural, mining and oil producing communities; in the Delta, in Kebbi, Enugu, Borno; Rivers, Plateau and Ondo; & in all other States of the federation, listening to the diverse experiences and yearnings of our people.
“I have visited our gallant troops in the North East and our brothers and sisters in the IDP camps. I have felt the pain and anguish of victims of violent conflicts, terrorist attacks, flooding, fire and other disasters.
The 2023 presidential race is becoming tougher as more persons continues to declare their intentions to join in the race.
Recall that also, the South Eastern part of Nigeria has continued to clamour for Igbo Presidency and have credible aspirants from Igbo extraction.