- Major stakeholders of the APC has called on the leadership of the party to consider Osinbajo for the 2023 race and grant him the right of first refusal to the party’s presidential ticket
- This call was made in Abuja by the associate convener of the Save Tomorrow 4 Osinbajo 2023, Engr. Husseni Yusuff
- According to the group, there should be no argument as to the suitability of the VP to succeed Buhari as president in 2023
Power brokers within the All Progressives Congress (APC) have been urged to make the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, the party’s consensus candidate.
A group under the aegis of Save Tomorrow 4 Osinbajo 2023, who made the call in Abuja on Thursday, March 3, urged the party leadership to grant the VP, the right of first refusal to the party’s presidential ticket ahead of the 2023 election, Leadership reports.
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Convener of the group, Engr. Husseni Yusuff, hailed the President for influencing and inspiring the National Assembly to include Section 84 (9) which has to do with consensus candidature in the nomination of candidates by parties into the act.
The group backs Osinbajo
He said there should be no argument, no second-guessing as to the suitability of Vice President Osinbajo to succeed President Buhari as President in 2023.
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Engr. Husseni Yusuff said:
“So far, the Vice President is well nurtured, best groomed and prepared to take charge on the day one.”
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The convener and national coordinator for Osinbajo Support Movement, Badmus Olawale Liberty, made the call in Abuja on Wednesday, February 16.
Liberty said even though Osinbajo has not publicly declared his intention to contest for the office of the president come 2023, the group will compel him to run.
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In other news, a former governor of Anambra state, Peter Obi, has said that the leadership failure experienced in Nigeria is taking a toll on citizens of the country.
Obi said the time has come for Nigerians as a people to ensure that the right leaders are voted into positions of impact in Nigeria.
Delivering a speech to participants of course 4 of the strategic management and policy course at the Nigerian Army Resource Centre in Abuja, Obi said Nigeria needs to address the waste in the public sector service.