Osinbajo has finally announce his interest to contest the 2023 election on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC), a platform Tinubu is also contesting.
It was gathered that Osinbajo has met with a number of governors at the Aguda House and will also be breaking fast with Muslim clerics at the same venue.
The Governors Osinbajo met with are: Babajide Sanwo-Olu (Lagos); Nasir El-Rufai (Kaduna); Hope Uzodinma (Imo); and Dapo Abiodun (Ogun).
A source familiar with the meeting said: “the Vice President felt the need to inform the governors ahead of a planned public declaration Monday of his decision to contest presidency in 2023 under the APC platform.”
“He is also discussing his plans with the governors and will continue consultations with other critical stakeholders in the National Assembly and others. ”
It was gathered that Osinbajo got approval from President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the election and also had discussion Tinubu, a man who sees the 2023 presidential contest as his life time ambition.
Osinbajo, who had initially denied nursing an ambition to succeed Buhari, had in recent days, postponed severally, his intention to declare for the presidency.
The last postponement was as a result of the train attack by terrorists which led to the death of about nine persons, while others were injured with scores kidnapped.
Vice president Osinbajo is slugging it out in the party ticket with Tinubu; Governor Dave Umahi (Ebonyi); Governor Yahaya Bello (Kogi); Senator Rochas Okorocha (Imo) and Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers).
But Osinbajo has finally draw the battle line with his former Boss because as a Vice President, pundits say he has the right of first refusal as far as the 2023 presidential ticket of the APC is concerned.