2023: Support Groups Flood Yoruba World Centre Event, Say Osinbajo Will Perform as President

2023: Support Groups Flood Yoruba World Centre Event, Say Osinbajo Will Perform as President

  • Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN was waylaid by his supporters in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital
  • The vice president was in the city for the launch of the Yoruba World Centre project globally-acclaimed
  • Groups angling for the vice president to be the next Nigerian president in 2023, used the opportunity to campaign for Osinbajo

Ibadan - Many support groups and supporters of Nigeria’s vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Tuesday, November 23 flooded the presentation and launching of the Yoruba World Centre project known as the International Center For Yoruba Arts and Culture (NCEYAC) in Ibadan.

The arrival of Osinbajo to the programme which kicked off at 11:00 a.m. at John Paul 11 hall, University of Ibadan, was greeted with a rousing fanfare by the general audience happy to behold the physical presence of Nigeria’s second-in-command at the event.

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On his arrival, Osinbajo was ushered into the Ibadan campus by the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, and other management staff members of the institution, to the novel event.

Prior to the arrival of the vice president, the event had witnessed a massive political campaign of songs for the Osinbajo by different support groups, members of the ruling All Progressives Congress, (APC) and many of his supporters.

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The supporters are seen in a viral video holding welcoming and campaign posters which had the portrait of Osinbajo, dancing, singing, and chanting the name of the vice president in Yoruba language, tipping him to succeed his boss ahead of the 2023 presidential run.

The organisers of the event in an earlier statement said:

“The three-in-one occasion is being put together by the International Centre for Yoruba Arts And Culture (INCEYAC), the Institute of African Studies and the Yoruba Language Centre of the University.

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“As stated, the programme will feature the opening of the Centre’s temporary base, the presentation of a full documentary on the Yoruba world centre and the laying of the first foundation at the permanent site by the vice president.
“The Yoruba World Centre when completed will have a big library, an archive, a museum, a recreation, reconstruction and digitising centre, a broadcasting and film village and an artificial forest (zoo).”

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In a related development, a northern youth group, Osinbajo Awareness Campaign (OAC), has launched a campaign to galvanise support for the vice president ahead of the 2023 presidential election.

The group recently unveiled a platform to mobilise 20 million youths across the 19 northern states and Federal Capital Territory in solidarity with Osinbajo.

Speaking at the launch of its Kano secretariat and campaign vehicles on Sunday, October 17, the national coordinator of the group, Mubarak Haruna declared that Nigeria needs a highly patriotic and genuinely detribalised leader like Osinbajo who can drive the country to greater heights.

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Similarly, the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has insisted that Osinbajo is the best-qualified person to succeed President Buhari in 2023.

The group made this known via its convener, Aliyu Kurfi, in a letter to the National Caretaker Committee Chairman of the APC and Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni.

The letter was in response to the APC's recognition of the PCG as a support group within the party.

Source: Legit

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