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2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:TINUBU REACTS TO VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO’S PRESIDENTIAL BID

2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION:TINUBU REACTS TO VICE PRESIDENT OSINBAJO'S PRESIDENTIAL BID

 

The former Governor of Lagos state and National leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Ahmed Tinubu has reacted to the declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, on his intention to become the President of Nigeria.

Tinubu, who himself is an aspirant for the highest office in the country, said he has no son grown enough to declare for the 2023 presidential election.
Equity News Track earlier reported that Osinbajo joined the presidential race through a declaration in early hours of Monday.
It is on record that since 1999, Tinubu and Osinbajo have enjoyed a cordial political relationship.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo served as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos from 1999 to 2007 when the former was the governor of the state.

It is widely believed in some quarters that Tinubu nominated Osinbajo as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015 as part of the political bargaining that led to the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
On Monday, the vice-president unveiled his presidential bid after months of speculations and denial — meaning Tinubu, who declared his bid back in January, will have to square up against Osinbajo, who is regarded as his “political son”.
Shortly after Osinbajo declared his presidential ambition, Tinubu met with 12 APC governors in Abuja, after Osinbajo had earlier held a similar meeting on Sunday night.

Speaking with newsmen after meeting with the Governors, Tinubu said: “My mission is to seek collaboration, support and encouragement of my party — the APC for my ambition and mission to become the president of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

Asked to react to the presidential declaration of his “son”, Tinubu merely said he has no son grown enough to join the presidential race.

“I have no son grown enough to declare,” Tinubu responded.

A report says the governors who met with Tinubu are Nasir el-Rufai of Kaduna; Dapo Abiodun of Ogun state; Simon Lalong of Plateau; Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano; Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi; Mai Mala Buni of Yobe; Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos; Hope Uzodimma of Imo; Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa; Muhammad Badaru of Jigawa, and Gboyega Oyetola of Osun

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