2023: I will succeed Buhari as President of Nigeria – Osinbajo

NEWS DIGEST – The Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo has said he is ready to take over the presidency seat from Muhammadu Buhari.

He said this on Thursday during a courtesy visit he made to the Bayelsa State Council of Traditional Rulers.

As part of his campaign and consultations ahead of the 2023 presidential election, he described himself as the most prepared of all aspirants in the 2023 presidential election for the presidency seat.

“The chief objective of my coming is to formally let you know, in a domain where I am a chief, of my intention to run for the presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“I made the formal declaration on April 11.

“All of us are aware, I have served as the vice president, and God helping us, I will serve until May 29, 2023 in that capacity.

“It is my desire that come that day, I will succeed our current president as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

He also disclosed he has the power, experience, and skill required to navigate the affairs of the country.

“As vice president, I have served under a president that has allowed me to see for myself and observe at very close quarters, all that is required to run this very complex, very diverse nation, Nigeria.

“I have also served on many occasions as acting president when the president was away.

“All of that has me more than an insider view of how to effectively run the affairs of this country with its various challenges.”

He described himself as the most humble and the most prepared to hit the ground running.

He said, “I will be ready on the first day of the assignment because I have seven years of training; I have the experience.’’