Vice President Prof Yemi Osinbajo is the latest aspirant to declare for the 2023 presidential seat.
Osinbajo made his declaration in an early morning broadcast on Channels Television on Monday April 11.
By his declaration, Osibanjo has further increased the number of presidential aspirants under the platform of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
Osibanjo’s declaration came barely 48 hours after the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi declared his intention in Port Harcourt on Saturday.
Prior to his declaration, there were series of rumours regarding the readiness of the Vice President to succeed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Though, his declaration has received serial backlashes, here are 10 promises Osibanjo made to Nigerians during his declaration speech if elected president.
- Business: “Providing an excellent environment for businesses to thrive”
Agriculture : “Taking the agriculture revolution to the next level especially mechanization and developing the farm to table value chain.”
Regulations: “Making sure that the government, its agencies and regulators serve the business community”
Economy: “creating a tech economy that will provide jobs for millions”
Social Welfare : “Enhancing our Social Investment Programme to a full scale social welfare scheme”
Poverty Alleviation: “Completing the promise of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty within this decade”
Educational Reforms: “Completing the task of ensuring that all Nigerians, male and female, attend school and reforming our educational system for relevance to the challenges of this century”
Health Sector: “Completing the task of universal health coverage for all”
Autonomy: “Strengthening the capacity of States and Local Governments to deliver on their respective mandates.”
Ethnic Unity : “Let us build a Nigeria where the man from Nnewi sees the man in Gusau as his brother, where the woman in Warri sees the woman in Jalingo as her sister, where the love of our nation burns alike in the hearts of boys and girls from Gboko to Yenogoa.
“Where everywhere in this land is home for everyone , where our diversities, tribes and faiths unite, rather than divide us.
“Let our tribes become one tribe; the Nigerian tribe, where all are treated fairly, justly and with respect.”
Meanwhile, Nigerians would not be surprised if more individuals declare to contest the 2023 presidency.