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2023: Lagos APC Spokesman Condemns Osinbajo Over Decision To Run

•As VP Quits Lagos APC

 Mr. Seye Oladejo, the spokesperson of the All Progressive Congress in Lagos, has criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his decision to  run for presidency ahead of the 2023 general election.

In a statement in Lagos on Monday, the Spokesman said the vice president has merely exercised his constitutional right to contest.

“There is no problem. We knew he was going to declare. They should allow us to go to the primary. Let him come and face Asiwaju (Tinubu),” said Mr Oladejo, who declared his interest to contestfor the House of Representatives, last weekend.

Mr Osinbajo’s declaration on Monday pits him against his former boss and political benefactor, Bola Tinubu.

Mr Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, announced his interest in the country’s number one seat last January.

Mr Tinubu is widely believed to be instrumental in the emergence of Mr Osinbajo, a Law professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015.

Meanwhile, the Vice President’s spokesman, Laolu Akande has also confirm that he is no longer a member of the Lagos state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Akande said Osinbajo who declared his intention to contest the 2023 presidential election on APC platform moved his membership to Ogun state when he revalidated his APC Membership status in Ward One, Ikenne, Ogun State on 9th February 2021. 

Before his movement, Osinbajo is a chieftain of the Lagos APC with  his polling unit at Code 33, Unit 2 Victoria Garden City, Lagos.

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