Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has sought the support of the Senate Caucus of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for his presidential ambition.
Osinbajo addressed the party’s senators at an Iftar (breaking of fast) he organised for them at his official residence at Akinola Aguda House inside the Presidential Villa in Abuja.
The Vice President, who has also scheduled a similar meeting with APC Caucus of the House of Representatives for today, had, on Sunday evening, hosted an Iftar dinner with the Progressive Governors’ Forum (PGF).
Yesterday’s meeting with the APC senators was held behind closed doors.
But Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who led his colleagues to the Villa, told reporters what transpired.
“We had Iftar dinner with the Vice President and thereafter we had a brief interaction on our government. Of course, we discussed the Vice President’s declaration to run for the presidency of our great country, the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Lawan said.
When asked to give further details of the meeting with the Vice President, Lawan said: “Naturally, the Vice President told us that he had expressed his interest and that he wanted to consult with the Senate APC Caucus.
“He wanted to hear from his mouth, and we did. He was seeking our support in whatever way we can at the appropriate time. We wish the Vice President good luck in this endeavour.
“But 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 work hard to ensure that by 2023, the next administration is an APC administration at the centre and majority of the states, by the Grace of God, will be under APC.”