Joe Igbokwe, the special adviser on drainage and water resources to the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has indirectly charged the Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo to withdraw from the 2023 presidential race.
This is coming after Osinbajo officially declared his intention to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in office in 2023.
Osinbajo finally declared after months of speculation that he would join the presidency race and several denial of the reports.
The chieftain of the All Progressives Congress in a statement released on his Facebook account on Monday charged Osinbajo to respect the National Leader of the Party, Bola Tinubu.
Igbokwe in his statement had called on politicians raised by Tinubu who are vying for the presidency to withdraw from the race out of respect.
Osinbajo was once an attorney-general and commissioner for justice in Lagos State under the administration of Tinubu as the state Governor.
There are reports that Osinbajo was nominated for Vice President in 2015 by Tinubu, however, Osinbajo is set to challenge his former boss for the presidential ticket of the APC.
Igbokwe in his call wrote, “Let me drop it here for history and posterity: If you are one of the people Asiwaju (Tinubu) raised up and you are eyeing the presidency of the federal republic of Nigeria, show respect and withdraw from the race.”
This article was originally published on Nigeria News