The spokesperson of the All Progressivws Congress in Lagos, Seye Oladejo, has criticised Vice President Yemi Osinbajo over his decision to throw his hat into the ring for the party’s ticket ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
Mr Oladejo, in a statement in Lagos on Monday, 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 contest for the House of Representatives, last weekend.
Mr Osinbajo’s declaration on Monday pits him against his former boss and political benefactor, Bola Tinubu.
Bola Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State,announced his interest in the country’s number one seat last January.
Tinubu is widely believed to be instrumental in the emergence of Mr Osinajo, a Law professor and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, as Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015
“I am not worried at all. We acknowledge his constitutional right to contest. We also observed keenly how he struggled to paint his role in the past eight years in gold,” Mr Oladejo continued.
“At a time l thought I was listening to a dirge until I realized it was a political declaration in a living room. Nigerians will have something to say about the scorecard in the fullness of time. The last time I checked, the Vice President was in charge of the economy.
“The only demand is for us to go to primary. Let us see how much support Osinbajo can garner from the party members. This is someone who could not even win his polling booth.