The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has finally declared his intention to stand for the 2023 presidential election.
The declaration, in the early hours of Monday, comes after several months of waiting by Nigerians for Osinbajo.
He made the declaration via his Twitter handle at about 7am on Monday.
This came a few hours after he met Governors elected on the platform of the APC at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Sunday.
He broke the Ramadan fast with the Governors.
Among those in attendance were the Chairman of the Progressives Governors Forum and Governor of Kebbi State, Atiku Bagudu, and the Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu.
Others included Dapo Abiodun (Ogun), Adegboyega Oyetola (Osun), Hope Uzodimma (Imo) and Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna).
In a tweet accompanied by a video of four minutes 40 seconds, Osinbajo said: “I am today, with utmost humility formally declaring my intention to run for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria on the platform of APC.
“At the direction of Mr. President, I have represented our country in several international engagements.
“I have been in markets, factories, schools, and farms.
“I have visited our gallant troops in the North-East and our brothers and sisters in the IDP camps.”