Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is expected to declare his presidential candidacy soon, barring any last-minute changes.
For a long time, the vice president’s declaration for the presidency in 2023 has been rumored.
NewsReport gathered that it was expected that Professor Osinbajo would proclaim his decision to run for president on the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC, but this did not happen.
However, a source close to the Presidential Villa said yesterday that everything is in place for the Vice President’s announcement.
“The proclamation will be done in a matter of days,'” said a presidential source who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Pressed to be specific on the exact date, the source maintained that ” it is a matter of days.”
Already posters prepared by his support group are being pasted in some public places in Abuja.
Some of his aides who were contacted to give the exact date of Osinbajo’s declaration declined to do so.
There was, however, speculation that the Vice President had promised not to contest for the presidency if the national leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is running for the office.
The former Lagos State governor has already informed President Muhammadu Buhari of his intention to contest for the number one seat, even as he said it had been his lifelong ambition.