2023: VP Osinbajo goes up against his godfather as he declares to run for president
The Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo has gone up against his political godfather, Chief Bola Tinubu as he joins him in the contest for presidency come 2023. Prof Osinbajo, today, officially declared his intention to run for the presidency under the platform of the APC. This is coming few weeks after his political godfather, Chief Tinubu made his intention to run for same position.     STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE *My experiences, insights, opportunities must be used for Nigeria and Nigerians 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 in violent conflicts, terrorist attacks, flooding, fire and other disasters. I have been in the homes of many ordinary Nigerians in various parts of the country. I have sat with our techprenuers in Lagos, Edo, and Kaduna, with our Nollywood and Kannywood actors; with our musicians, from Lagos, Onitsha, and Kano. And I have spoken to small and large businesses. I stood where they stood and sat where they sat. I know their hopes, aspirations and fears; 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 it’s great peoples.   Which is why I am today with utmost humility, formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of our great party, the All Progressive Congress.

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