Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has declared his intention to run for the office of Nigerian president in 2023.
He also said that he would complete what the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration had started if elected president in next year’s election.
Osinbajo said this while formally declaring his intention to run for the presidential seat.
The VP’s formal declaration comes after months of denials and calls by groups to succeed his principal, President Muhammadu Buhari.
He had reportedly met the governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) last night at the State House,
Preparatory to his declaration, he was said to have made consultations with opinion leaders across the country.
If elected, Osibanjo promised to complete what the administration had started as well as consolidate on its achievements.
“If by the grace of God and the will of the people I am given the opportunity then I believe we must complete what we have started.
He added: “radically transforming our security and intelligence architecture, completing the reform of our justice system, focusing on adequate remuneration and welfare of judicial personnel and ensuring justice for all and observant of the rule of law.
“Rapidly advancing our infrastructural development, especially power, roads, railways and broadband connectivity; providing an excellent environment for businesses to thrive; taking agriculture revolution to the next level, especially mechanization and developing farms for a value chain; making sure that the government, its agencies and regulators serve the business community and create a tech economy that would provide jobs for millions of young Nigerians; enhancing our social investment programme to a full-scale social welfare programmes…”