Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Monday morning officially declared his intention to run for the 2023 presidency, Newsbreak.ng reports.
Osinbajo made his intention known via his verified social media accounts.
A lawyer, professor and politician, Osinbajo is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). He previously served as Attorney General of Lagos State from 1999 to 2007 and is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Today, he announced his intention to run for the APC nomination for President of Nigeria in the 2023 presidential election.
Read Osinbajo’s full speech below:
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.