- A group has demanded that the Buhari administration makes efforts to ensure VP Yemi Osinbajo succeeds his boss in 2023
- The APC support group wants policies of the government to include considerations of an Osinbajo presidency in 2023
- According to the group, the coming of Osinbajo to power will enhance progressive reforms and national unity
FCT, Abuja - A group, Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has urged Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, to consider joining the 2023 presidential race.
While calling for Osinbajo to declare interest in the 2023 race, the All Progressives Congress (APC) support group, appealed to the former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to withdraw his presidential bid.
Addressing reporters in Abuja including a Legit.ng reporter on behalf of members drawn from the six geo-political zones, PCG’s national coordinator, Hon. Ahmed Mohammed and national secretary, Dr. Eberechukwu Eli Dibia pledged the group’s preparedness for the 2023 polls.
The duo said the PCG will begin mobilization and sensitization visits to various media houses across the federation as it prepares for the elections.
“Both President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo must reach an accord for timely preparation of a more vibrant successive administration to be headed by the current vice president while APC National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu should reconsider his ambition.
“President Buhari can optimally utilize what is currently within the administration now to build a better future by convincing the not-so-political professor of law to run in 2023; his candidature would be far more appealing to Nigerian youth, discerning elders, and various sectors of the population.
“As for Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, he is a great war general but with chinks in his armour such that opponents may easily exploit his Achilles heels to make things very difficult for the ruling party if he becomes a presidential candidate in 2023; there is no need to expatiate on what baggage constitute such vulnerabilities at the moment.”
Meanwhile, the Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has accused a former Nigerian leader of plotting to force President Buhari to resign.
The pro-Buhari group made the allegation in a statement signed by its chairman, Niyi Akinsiju, and secretary, Cassidy Madueke, in Abuja.
The group claimed that a former president whose name was not mentioned and some other conspirators are behind the plot.
In a related development, the minister of information and culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has boasted that no Nigerian president has ever accomplished what the Buhari-led administration has achieved since coming into power in 2015.
Alhaji Mohammed made the comment at a media briefing in Abuja on Tuesday, June 1 focused on the mid-term report of the administration's second term in office.