The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, has formally declared his intention to run for President in the forthcoming 2023 election.
Osinbajo made this declaration in a short broadcast shared on his official Twitter page on Monday morning, April 11.
He captioned the video, “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of APC.”
Speaking on his intentions to succeed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, Osinbajo said in part,
“In this period of seven years, I have served in several capacities, representing the country in sensitive engagements. I have been to all local governments in the country, listening to the yearnings of our people. I know the hopes and aspirations of the people.
“I believe in these hope are the seed for the Nigeria we desire and the reason God gave me this opportunity and experiences is that they must be put to the use of the country which is why I declare my intention to run for office of the President under the All Progressives Congress.
“We must radically transform our security, completing judicial reforms and adequate remuneration of personnel and justice for all, rapidly advancing our infrastructural development. Ensuring rapid agricultural development to boost food insecurity while providing jobs for millions.”
Osinbajo’s declaration has stirred heat because APC National Leader, Bola Tinubu, is also in the race for presidency under APC. Hence, the fight to secure the presidential ticket of the APC will be a fierce one.
Watch him speak below,