2023: Tinubu will floor Osinbajo -Lagos APC

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2023: Tinubu will floor Osinbajo -Lagos APC

Lagos State Chapter of the All Progressives Congress has criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his decision to throw his hat into the ring for the party’s ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election describing him as a pawn in a chessboard.

Lagos State APC Spokesperson, Seye Oladejo, in a statement said the vice president has merely exercised his constitutional right to contest.

National leader of the APC and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu announced his interest in the number one seat last January.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo also declared to run for President yesterday morning pitting him against his former Principal, Tinubu.

Oladejo said Osinbajo’s declaration didn’t catch the Lagos APC as a surprise as they’re expecting him to do so.

2023: Tinubu will floor Osinbajo - Lagos APC
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The statement read in part, “There is no problem. We knew he was going to declare. They should allow us to go to the primaries. Let him come and face Asiwaju (Tinubu).

“I am not worried at all. We acknowledge his constitutional right to contest. We also observed keenly how he struggled to paint his role in the past eight years in gold.

“At a time l thought I was listening to a dirge until I realised it was a political declaration in a living room. Nigerians will have something to say about the scorecard in the fullness of time. The last time I checked, the Vice President was in charge of the economy.

“The only demand is for us to go to primaries. Let us see how much support Osinbajo can garner from the party members. This is someone who could not even win his polling booth.

“I’m not aware of any change in political relevance and popularity since the last elections. I want to congratulate him for finally summoning the courage to throw his hat to the ring.

“We know that Nigerians at this time need a prepared president who has paid his dues in enthroning democracy, mentoring potential leaders and being an intestine helper to numerous people aside from being the reference point for good governance in Nigeria.”