OrderPaperToday – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday formally notified the Senate Caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) about his presidential ambition and sought their support.
The briefing held over Iftar dinner at his official residence at Aguda House within the Presidential Villa, Abuja, is coming barely 48 hours after he declared his ambition to run for the country’s top political office forms part of Osinbajo’s consultations with critical stakeholders.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan spoke to journalists after the closed-door meeting.
“We had Iftar dinner with His Excellency, the Vice President and thereafter we had brief interaction on our Government and of course on the Vice President’s declaration to run for the presidency of our great country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Lawan said.
Naturally, the Vice President told us that he has expressed his interest and that he wanted to consult with the Senate APC caucus.
He wanted us to hear from his mouth and we did, and he was seeking our support in whatever way we can, at the appropriate time and we wish the Vice President good luck in this endeavour.”
“But let me assure everyone that the Senate APC caucus and indeed the National Assembly caucus of the APC will continue to work very hard for our great party, the APC, to continue to provide services to Nigerians and also work hard to ensure that by 2023, the next administration is an APC administration at the centrE and majority of the States in our country, by the Grace of God, will be APC,” he added.