ABUJA – Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has solicited the support of the senators of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for his presidential bid.
He made the request on Tuesday when he hosted the lawmakers to an Iftar dinner at the Aguda House within the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the nation’s capital.
Iftar is the evening meal with which Muslims end their daily Ramadan fast at sunset.
The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, who led the lawmakers to the villa, briefed State House correspondents after the dinner, saying the conversation with the Vice President was cordial.
He, however, gave no word on whether the APC senators would give Osinbajo the support he requested.
“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,” Lawan 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.”
The Senate President assured Nigerians of the Senate’s unwavering support for the growth and development of the country.
“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 center and the majority of the states in our country, by the Grace of God, will be APC,” he said.
The dinner comes one day after the Vice President declared his intention to run for President in 2023.
The photos below capture the highlights of the dinner: