Osibanjo Discloses His Presidential Ambition To Buhari
Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Nigeria’s Vice President, is said to have told President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to run for the office of presdient in 2023.
Although Prof. Osinbajo has yet to publicly state his intention, the Daily Trust reported that the Vice President has told Buhari of his desire to run for President in 2023.
According to insiders, Osinbajo wants to take Buhari’s place in order to continue executing the existing administration’s objectives.
“Certainly, VP Osinbajo has told the president that he wants to succeed him,” one of the sources said.
“The vice president had first consulted some prominent Nigerians who encouraged him to vie for the presidency and they also encouraged him to tell the president himself.
“They told him not to allow a third party to tell the president so that the ambition will not be misconstrued,” the source added.
According to another source, President Buhari granted Osinbajo his blessings after having to listen to him, exactly as he had done to others who had expressed such interest to him
“Buhari smiled in his usual characteristic manner…he listened to the VP carefully and while responding, he gave him the green light and wished him well without giving him any commitment or assurance of supporting him ahead of other contenders.
“He blessed the intention just the way he blessed Tinubu when he visited him in the Villa and unveiled his plan to vie for the presidency.
“And I think the president is being careful. Remember what he said while granting an interview to a national television,” the source said.