The President of the Nigerian Senate, Ahmad Lawan has shared details of the meeting between the senate caucus of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
Naija News reports that Osinbajo on Tuesday played host to the lawmakers by organizing an Iftar dinner at his official residence at Aguda House within the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The party chieftains met behind closed doors as the Vice President expressed his will to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
Addressing the press shortly after the meeting, Lawan said one sure thing is that the party caucus in the senate will ensure APC retain power at the federal, state and local level come 2023.
Recall that Osinbajo formally joined the 2023 presidential race on Monday.
Reacting to the VP’s interest after an enjoyed dinner night, Lawan said the senate caucus of the APC has wished Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo good luck in his quest to lead Nigeria.
He said: “We had Iftar dinner with His Excellency, the Vice President and thereafter we had brief interaction on our Government and of course on the Vice President’s declaration to run for the presidency of our great country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
When pressed further, the senate president said: “naturally, the Vice President told us that he has expressed his interest and that he wanted to consult with the Senate APC caucus.
“He wanted us to hear from his mouth and we did and he was seeking our support in whatever way we can at the appropriate time and we wish the Vice President good luck in this endeavour.
“But let me assure everyone that the Senate APC caucus and indeed the National Assembly caucus of the APC will continue to work very hard for our great party, the APC, to continue to provide services to Nigerians and also work hard to ensure that by 2023, the next administration is an APC administration at the centre, and the majority of the States in our country, by the Grace, of God, will be APC.”
Naija News reports that Osinbajo formerly declared his presidential ambition on Monday.
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