Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Vice President, paid a visit to the Olubadan of Ibadan, Senator Lekan Balogun, on Friday to officially inform him of his presidential ambition.
In turn, the monarch wished the Vice President well, saying, “I conclude my contribution to you by handing you over to Allah, let him protect you.”
In Oyo State, the VP also met with All Progressives Congress (APC) delegates.
During the meeting, he expressed confidence that his seven years as VP had prepared him for a greater purpose.
Presenting his political credentials before the delegates, the Vice President said he has spent the past couple of years in training and preparation.
He, therefore, believes that he has had ample experience to hit the ground running if elected as the next president to take over from Buhari.
Osinbajo formally declared his intention to run for President in 2023 on April 11.
“I am today, with utmost humility, formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress,” he said in a video obtained by Channels Television.
His declaration brought an end to months of speculation over his interest in the 2023 presidential race and widens the pool of candidates for the position.