To weaken Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo’s emergence as All Progressives Party Presidential Candidate, former governor of Ogun state, Senator Ibikunle Amosun has joined the 2023 presidential race under the same platform.
Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan, made this known during plenary in the red chambers on Wednesday, April 27 as seen on the Senate’s live feed on Twitter.
Dr. Lawan read a letter of notification from the senator representing Ogun Central Senatorial District, announcing his intention to contest for the office of the president.
He said the formal declaration is scheduled to hold on Thursday, May 5 by 11:00 am at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja. Amosun’s presidential declaration gives 2023 presidency an interesting dimension Legit.ng checks indicate that Amosun’s entrance into the presidential race indicates that there are two indigenes of Ogun state contesting for the position. Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN who had since declared his interest is also from the southwest state.
Amosun 64, is very close to President Buhari as the duo have been political associates since their days in the defunct All Nigeria Peoples Party.