- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says communities angling for justice will be attended to
- VP Osinbajo made the comment in Ogun state after participating in the APC's revalidation exercise
- The Ogun state governor and ex-governor Olusegun Osoba were present during the exercise
Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo has assured communities in the country that their cries for justice will be addressed by the federal government.
The vice president made the comment on Tuesday, February 9 after revalidating his All Progressives Congress (APC) membership status in ward one Ikenne in his home state of Ogun.
The Nigerian government shared photos on Twitter of the vice president, flanked by Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun and ex-governor Olusegun Osoba, participating in the exercise.
In a statement sent to Legit.ng, Osinbajo's spokesman, Laolu Akande, quoted the vice president as saying:
“We must resist any attempt to destroy the unity of this country. Our people have lived and worked together for decades, even centuries.
“While we must attend to the cries of communities, and the cries of our people for justice, equity and fairness, we can do so within this same union. Ultimately we are stronger together than apart.”
Osinbajo added that the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) and Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP) were proof of the Buhari administration’s focus on the welfare of Nigerians.
Meanwhile, Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo state has declared that Nigerians will vote for the APC again in the 2023 general elections.
Governor Uzodinma made the comment during an interview with a television station on Wednesday, February 3.
In a related development, the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, has declared that access should be given to members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), willing to join the APC in the ongoing membership registration exercise of the ruling party.
Omo-Agege made the comment on Tuesday, February 2 in his country home in Orogun, Ughelli North local government area of Delta state.
According to him, the essence of the exercise is to rejuvenate the party in preparation for future elections hence the need to get more members into the APC fold.