2023: Jubilant Nigerians celebrate Osinbajo’s declaration for President

A jubilating woman in hijab, caring a poster of the Vice President, joined by other Nigerians rejoicing over the declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for the 2023 Presidency, on Monday, April 11, 2022
Jubilant Nigerians celebrating the declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for the 2023 Presidency, on Monday, April 11, 2022

• I’m close to tears, emotional one says

By Kehinde Adeoye

Hundreds of thousands of Nigerians on social media, Monday 11th April 2022, celebrated the Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, for declaring his interest to run for the office of the president come 2022.

The Vice President had made his intention known at the early hours of Monday, in a video published across all his social media channels at 7:00 am.

Before his public declaration, the Vice President had, Sunday evening, invited the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors to Iftar (the breaking of the Muslim fast), at his official residence, Akinola Aguda House, in the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

His declaration has now put to bed months of uncertainties and speculations surrounding his 2023 ambition.

In the video currently trending on Twitter, Osinbajo noted that he has served the nation as Vice President for 7 years and he has the capacity to run for President given his long years of service to the nation.

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Osinbajo noted that he understands the core issues and concerns of every Nigerian.

He said, “I believe that the very reason why the Almighty God gave me these experiences, these insights, and these opportunities, is that they must be put to the use of our country and it’s great peoples.”

“Which is why I am today, with utmost humility, formally declaring my intention to run for the Office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, on the platform of our great party, the All Progressives Congress.”

In reacting to this development, many who couldn’t conceal their excitement took to social media en masse to celebrate as they threw their weight behind Osinbajo’s candidacy.

They highlighted the exemplary qualities of the vice president putting him above all other aspirants as the best candidate to lead the country to the promised land.

Below are some of the posts.

The Best candidate ✅
We’re totally with you Sir #OsinbajoDeclares

● This is our man. We stand here! A President for a New Nigeria. @ProfOsinbajo #Starboy #OsinbajoDeclares

●Osinbajo is a household name; a man that is accepted in Sokoto the same way he’s received in Akwa Ibom; a good product that doesn’t come with any baggage or scandal; & gladly, the responses from Nigerians have been so inspiring.

#Osinbajo #OsinbajoDeclares #MrEasy #Temi #Tinubu

●But some of you need to understand the values of leadership. PYO is a leader & telling you PMB is a man of “integrity” is him showing you leadership & loyalty to his boss. That’s how it’s done. Whether he means it/not. He can’t & shouldn’t disrespect his boss. #OsinbajoDeclares

●Finally we have our candidate, Prof Yemi Osinbajo for President.


●My very own starboy, favorite comrade, my excellence sir you are excellent @ProfOsinbajo . I’m not a fan of APC but a fan truth, humility and love.
I stand with #OsinbajoDeclares
I stand with #leadership @ProfOsinbajo.

●His excellency, President Yemi Osinbajo. GCFR.
Save this tweet. It’s prophetic!


●Very impressed with @ProfOsinbajo declaration . Spoke eloquently. #OsinbajoDeclares a top contender for the office President.

●I feel destiny calling and as I see, a future of endless possibility stretching before us. I am close to tears learning the VP has decided to contest the 2023 presidency. This is a time to be alive


●The wait is finally over,
The speculations have come to an end,
The day is here,
Oluyemi Oluleke Osinbajo has finally yielded to the voices of millions of Nigerians urging him to contest the office of the president of our dear nation.
The Champion is here. #OsinbajoDeclares

What a wonderful time to be alive ! A better Nigeria is here ,congratulations in advance Prof yemi Osinbajo.

●I am happy with this declaration. I have met you in person, listened to you, felt your passion, and seen your zeal. I have watched you on media, marvelled at your level of intelligence, brilliant approach, level of update and proactiveness. you are refined, exposed, educated, dynamic and selfless.

As powerless as the position of a vice president is, you have shown us you can.

I do not want anything personal from you, for the love of Nigeria, we are believing you to change the pathetic situation at hand. Only if APC will give you the ticket.

We have had hopes in some past leaders and they failed us, we hope you don’t.

Osinbajo is here.
#PYO2023 #osinbajodeclares #2023election #Osinbajoisrunning #osinbajohascome #osinbajoiscoming

●In sane climes these are the likes that should be fronting for the post of the President, not Great grand fathers.

Now Peter Obi has a credible opponent.

May the man with the best intentions for Nigerians win.


●My president  we move Osinbajo take us the the promise level

●Abi ooooooooooo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo is the right candidate.
He stand tall among others,
He is well qualified,
He is brilliant,
He knows what’s going on around him,
He can think for himself,
He is too good to go.

We move ✊✊✊✊

●Professor Yemi Osinbajo candidacy is divine! Today’s catholic reading suggest that’d he is the chosen one who will bring justice to the land. I guess he didn’t know this when he chose to declare today & this reading was selected before this year began. #OsinbajoDeclares #OsinbajoIsMyChoice

●If you are a farmer, he represents you
If you are a banker, he represents you
If you are a teacher, he represents you

If you are a student, he represents you
If you are a graduate, he represents you
If you are a petty trader, he represents you

If you are a market wo/man, he represents you
If you are a legal practitioner, he represents you
If you are a into any kind of MSME, he represents you

If you are jobless and searching, he represents you
If you are a pensioner and senior citizen, he represents you

If you are a security personnel/armed forces he represents you

If you are a doctor/nurse/midwife, he represents you



●With God ALL things are POSSIBLE!


This declaration brings to light the legions of Osinbajo supporters craving his candidacy.