- A support group working for Prof Yemi Osinbajo's presidential ambition has declared that they are will back the vice president financially
- The group was reacting to the amount pegged for the presidential nomination form by the ruling APC recently
- The political group also declared that those disseminating false narratives to demarket Osinbajo will fail woefully
FCT, Abuja - Members of The Progressives Project (TPP) have expressed their readiness to procure the N100 million worth of All Progressives Congress (APC) expression of interest and nomination forms for the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo in pursuit of his presidential ambition.
The director-general of the Osinbajo campaign organisation, Senator Kabiru Gaya made this known to reporters in Abuja on Thursday, April 21 adding that the gesture speaks volume of the depth of acceptability of Osinbajo among Nigerians.
Gaya who chairs the Senate committee on INEC maintained that Osinbajo would not be intimidated by his adversaries to drop his presidential ambition.
The Kano-born politician contended that Osinbajo stands out as the most competent aspirant to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari after his tenure in May 2023.
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''Even an internal issue of the price of our party’s nomination form is being deliberately misinterpreted in some circles when we feel confident that unlike moneybags, our truly populist candidate is popular enough to pool supporters’ token donations and raise such money with ease.
''Just one youth group with TPP, the progressive group alone says that they can raise N100 million with rough voluntary contributions of N10, 000 each by 10, 000 of their supporters who are keen on seeing a better future.
"Our populist Mathematics is flawless and very strong; moneybags within or outside APC will only lose their dollars in any contest against the people’s will.
''Unlike the history of some other political parties, records show that neither APC presidential ticket nor its VP slot had ever been won by throwing money around but by populist endorsement from north and south."
He added that Osinbajo's supporters will not descend low to play gutter politics and will continue to warn its members against involvement in insults and vilification.
''We are democrats, we believe in uniting people and in submitting ourselves and competing ideas to the people’s evaluation and decisions through the ballot box.
"For us at TPP, the unity of Nigeria, as well as the unity of all progressives, remain paramount.
"We are not unaware that a band of very few pessimists who try to deceive themselves and their sponsors about their lower chances are equally disseminating false narratives in a futile effort to demarket Yemi Osinbajo.
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"Some have said that some opposition elements probably have a hand in it, out of fear of APC’s much-improved prospects of victory with Osinbajo as a presidential candidate.''
2023: Posters of betrayal during Easter traced to Tinubu's team, says Pro-Osinbajo group
Meanwhile, the Osinbajo Support Movement (OSM) has alleged that the Tinubu campaign team sponsored the blasphemous poster campaign against Osinbajo, in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) during the Easter period.
Recall that posters carrying Osinbajo’s picture with the inscription “the Judas who betrayed his master,” littered walls and street light poles in parts of the FCT around the Easter period, raising blasphemous dust against the sponsors and brains behind the posters.
A statement sent to Legit.ng by Adejuwon Babatunde, director of media and publicity of the OSM, claimed that telephone chats and call logs of a suspect arrested by security agencies indicate that the Tinubu campaign team was responsible for the posting of blasphemous posters.
2023: Journalist comes hard on Tinubu, predicts political future of APC chieftain
Recall that a veteran journalist, Olalekan Adigun, recently condemned the activities of the supporters of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Bola Tinubu.
Adigun while speaking on Monday, April 18, said the supporters of Tinubu have told anyone who cares to listen that the former Lagos state governor single-handedly installed the current administration.
Noting that there is no empire in the world that lasts forever, Adigun said Tinubu's supporters believe that he is politically invincible but will be shocked at the outcome of things in 2023.