Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is confident that the All Progressives Congress would win the presidential election in 2023.
After being vetted by the APC Presidential Screening Panel on Tuesday, he said this.
Soon after emerging from the screening, Osinbajo talked with reporters and stated the exercise was beneficial.
“We were able to discuss a number of problems, both national and party-related, and it went very well indeed; we had a really pleasant talk,” he said.
“Of course, we’re ahead of any other party; APC is way ahead.”
Other candidates are Senate President Ahmad Lawan and former ministers Rotimi Amaechi, Ogbonnaya Onu, Godswill Akpabio, and Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, in addition to Osinbajo and former Lagos State Governor Bola Tinubu.
Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti), Yahaya Bello (Kogi), Dave Umahi (Ebonyi), Ben Ayade (Cross River), and Badaru Abubakar are serving governors who want to be president (Jigawa).
Former Senate President Ken Nnamani, former Speaker of the House of Representatives Dimeji Bankole, and current senators Ibikunle Amosun, Ajayi Boroffice, and Rochas Okorocha are among the others.
Pastor Tunde Bakare, Uju Ken-Ohanenye, Nicholas Felix, Ahmad Rufai Sani, Tein Jack-Rich, and Ikeobasi Mokelu, who served as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2011, are also set to face the party’s presidential screening panel.
On Tuesday, Buhari held a closed-door meeting with members of the Progressive Governors Forum at the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, on the other hand, was not present during the meeting.
On April 11, 2022, Osinbajo announced his desire to run for president in the 2023 presidential election after concluding his interactive sessions with APC stakeholders and delegates in 36 states and the FCT ahead of the party’s presidential primary on May 26.
“I believe that the Almighty God granted me these experiences, insights, and opportunities so that they may be used to benefit our country and its amazing people,” Osinbajo stated in his inauguration speech.
On April 22, Osinbajo began the interactive sessions with the delegates in Ibadan, Oyo State.
Osinbajo had vigorous question-and-answer sessions with stakeholders and delegates from the 36 states and the FCT at each of those encounters, as well as discussing and sharing ideas.
Osinbajo addressed questions from stakeholders on a variety of national problems during the interactive sessions.
Security, economy, technology, education, health, youth, women’s empowerment, social investments, and thoughts exchanged on issues of national development, governance, and politics are among the topics discussed.
The vice president spent time at the end of each interactive session to personally share moments with all of the delegates and stakeholders while taking personalized photographs with each of them.
During his travels across the country, he paid courtesy calls to traditional rulers’ palaces and met with several of the traditional councils in the various states.
On May 29, the APC holds a special convention for the presidential primary.