2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Endorse Osinbajo, Oppose Same-Faith Candidacy

2023 Presidency: Northern Youths Endorse Osinbajo, Oppose Same-Faith Candidacy

  • Prominent personalities including the youths have declared their full support for Yemi Osinbajo to become Nigeria' next president
  • Ahead of the 2023 elections, the Northern youths from nineteen states have endorsed VP Osinbajo to succeed President Buhari
  • This major move serves as a booster for the VP who is yet to confirm his rumoured presidential ambition

Kaduna- Northern Youths have drummed support for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Punch reports that Osinbajo's rumoured presidential ambition got a boost on Wednesday, January 5, as some youths drawn from the 19 northern states and Abuja converged on Kaduna and tipped him as the best man in 2023.

They said the North should concede the 2023 presidency to the Southwest geopolitical zone and in particular to the incumbent Vice-President for continuity’s sake.

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2023 Presidency: Northern youths back Osinbajo to succeed Buhari, oppose same-faith candidacy
The group wants Osinbajo to be paired with a candidate from the North in the next general elections. Photo credit: Professor Yemi Osinbajo
Source: Facebook

While noting that Osinbajo was fit to take over from Buhari, the group, however, warned against fielding candidates of the same faith for the position of president and vice-president in 2023.

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2023: I won’t turn down calls to run for president, says Tinubu

In another related development, former Lagos state governor and national leader of the ruling APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has said he will not rebuff entreaties to him to seek the ruling party's presidential ticket ahead of the next general elections in 2023.

Tinubu stated this on Tuesday, December 14 in Abuja after a closed-door meeting with some northern elders in the Nigerian capital.

The northern elders operating under the aegis of Alliance Committee were led to the meeting by their chairman, Ambassador Lawal Mohammed Munir.

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2023: Prominent Nigerian pastor predicts what will happen if Tinubu becomes president

In other news, Bishop Leonard Umunna, the General Overseer of Bible Life Church Cathedral, Olodi Apapa, Lagos, said Tinubu would not be as bad as most leaders Nigeria had had if he becomes president in 2023.

The cleric made the prediction in an interview published by The Guardian on Sunday, December 19.

He, however, said the prediction is based on his personal assessment, noting that God has not spoken to him about Tinubu's strongly speculated presidential ambition.

Source: Legit.ng

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