Following the official declaration of the Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, to run for president in 2023, the number two man in the country is set to meet with lawmakers of the All Progressives Congress (APC) both in the Senate and the House of Representatives.
In a letter addressed to the Senate and read on the floor of the Upper Chamber by Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the Vice President is to meet with the legislators on Tuesday, while on Wednesday, he is scheduled to meet with members of the House of Representatives.
The letter whiich was signed by Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, noted that the meeting with the Senators would be held at the State House Banquet Hall in Abuja.
According to the VP’s itinerary, the meeting with the Reps would be held on Wednesday evening at the same venue.
The VP’s letter to the Lower Chamber was read by Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase.
Part of the letter reads:
“In the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, it will be my great pleasure to host you and all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) caucus in the Federal House of Representatives to the Iftar/Easter dinner on Wednesday, April 13, 2022.”
Osinbajo’s presidential declaration on Monday has been generating a lot of interest especially with his political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu also eyeing the same position interest in 2023.
Many APC stakeholders have lampooned the VP for daring to go against Tinubu whom they see as a benefactor to Osinbajo though the former Lagos State Governor and National Leader of the ruling party has not officially declared his intentions apart from consultations he has been undertaking across the country.