2023 Elections: Osibanjo Declares for Presidency

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After months of self denial and rigmarole, the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osibanjo formally declared his interest to slug it out with his godfather and political benefactor, Mr. Bola Ahmed Tinubu at the All Progressives Congress, APC primaries.

The Redeemed Christian Church of God pastor, however did so in a unique and innovative manner, different from the poignant display that Mr. Rotimi Amaechi exhibited recently during a similar flag off. The VP spoke to his APC delegates via the audio-visual and internet handles.

The broadcast was without any promises or the key selling-points that he would bring to the table, especially, after being part of the locust administration that has virtually knocked off every screws that has held Nigeria together.

Prof. Osibanjo pointed that the reason “Almighty God” gave him the opportunity to experience “insights” and “opportunities” as he puts it, is that, they must be put to the use of Nigeria and its peoples.

The question to be asked, maybe, what opportunities is there that Osibanjo wants to give Nigerians?

These are some of the words contained in the little over 6 minutes telecast:

“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.”

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