- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians not to listen to empty promises as the 2019 polls draw near
- Osinbajo gave the assurance that the President Buhari-led administration is not relenting on addressing issues of poverty and unemployment in the country
- In response, the Arewa community in Agege, Lagos, assured the vice president that they will vote massively for the APC in 2019
Ahead of the 2019 general elections, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to focus on critical issues of development the current administration has tackled in the last few years, instead of listening to empty promises.
Osinbajo made the comment during his door-to-door campaign for the 2019 general election at the palace of the Seriki Hausawa of Agege, Lagos, Alhaji Musa Muhammed Dogonkadai, on Sunday, December 23, The Guardian reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the vice president gave the assurance that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is not relenting on addressing issues of poverty and unemployment in the country.
In reaction to demands by the Seriki Hausawa that government should provide scholarship and employment for wards, Osinbajo stated: “Government is not only cognisant of the challenges, but is doing everything necessary to address the issue.
"The TraderMoni, among other steps taken so far by President Muhammadu Buhari are targeted at quelling those challenges. President Buhari is not somebody that makes promises without fulfilling them."
In response, the treasurer of the Arewa community in Agege, Alhaji Abdulkareem Abubakar, said they were happy that the vice president decided to pay their leader a visit.
He assured the vice president that they will vote massively for the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2019, because they want continuity of good governance in Lagos state and Nigeria at large.
He said: “We are very happy with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo's visit to Arewa community leaders in Agege. We are excited to see him.
“We are enjoying this government. We don’t want money; what we want is peace, which we are enjoying from this government. We are enjoying peace in Agege and Lagos state and we want it to continue.”
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday, December 22, said his kinsmen, the ethnic Yoruba, are those who will determine if a Yoruba person succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023 — that is if Buhari gets a second term.
Osinbajo appealed to ethnic sentiments as he met the Alaafin of Oyo in Ibadan, urging the Yoruba to work for the success of Buhari in 2019.
The vice president argued that it would take a long time for a Yoruba person to get the presidency if Buhari fails to return in 2019.
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