National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu has disowned the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo for declaring to run for president.
Osinbajo had announced his intention to run in the 2023 presidential race on Monday, April 11 in a 6-minute video posted on his verified social media accounts.
He said “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 walk 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 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.”
Responding to the declaration, Tinubu called an emergency meeting with APC governors at his Abuja residence.
It was learnt that a total of 14 governors attended the meeting with the presidential aspirant.
Speaking after the meeting, Tinubu said “my mission is to seek the collaboration, encouragement and support of my party for my ambition and mission to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.”
Responding to a question on Osinbajo’s declaration, Tinubu said ‘I have no son grown enough to declare for president.”