You’re Our Winner, the Obama of Africa, Nigerians Tell Osinbajo

You’re Our Winner, the Obama of Africa, Nigerians Tell Osinbajo

  • VP Osinbajo continues to get solidarity messages from his friends, associates, and supporters days after the APC presidential primary
  • At his campaign office in Abuja, supporters of the vice president trooped out in their numbers to welcome him
  • The vice president visited the office to thank his supporters for their hard work, solidarity and support before the primary election

FCT, Abuja - Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo's supporters have described him as an inspiration, role model, and the Obama of Africa.

These were their views on Friday, June 10 at the Abuja campaign office of The Progressives Project, TPP, a coalition of support groups that backed the vice president for his presidential bid.

Osinbajo supporters
Hundreds of Osinbajo's supporters listening to him as he addresses them at their campaign office in Abuja. Photo credit: PYO 2023
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The vice president, who arrived at the venue around noon was greeted by an excited crowd of supporters and members of the various supporters' groups already waiting.

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They chanted PYO! PYO! as Prof. Osinbajo made his way into the compound and to the elevated section, which had a large banner of the vice president as background.

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VP Osinbajo thanked all his supporters at TPP and across the country for their dedication to the cause and passion for the birth of a new Nigeria.

His words:

“This movement is a movement within a party also, we are not doing something that has not been heard of before. What is new is that we have a firm belief that a new Nigeria is possible and it is possible through us who are here.”

According to Prof Osinbajo, the movement for a new Nigeria has only just started and must remain strong and firm.

He said:

“That is why our movement for a new Nigeria must remain strong and firm. And we will do everything to keep our movement strong and solid.”

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Speaking at the event, one of the leaders of an Osinbajo supporters group, Dr. Ahmed Badanga, said:

“You are the Obama of Africa. You have made us proud and we will continue to remain with you. I will urge all of us to remain steadfast and committed to this cause because we have a bright future ahead of us.”

Similarly, a member of the Coalition of Women for Osinbajo, Hajiya Rabbi Dauda was effusive with her praise for the vice president.

She said:

“Your Excellency, I stand on the authority of motherhood and I declare you a winner forever. We, the women of Nigeria, find it worthy to stand by you. Somehow, you are not the flagbearer today, but you will be the flagbearer tomorrow.
“I want to say to you that this is a continuous process, we will be waiting for you. We are here today to listen to you, to tell us where to go and what to do, and I tell you, we will all be waiting for you, tomorrow and always. Anytime you need us, all you need to do is to call on us and we shall be there for you.”

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Also, another supporter, Mrs. Diana Mary, said the vice president has shown them (supporters groups) and Nigerians the right direction for the country.

Her words:

“We are winners. We are not taking this for granted, you have led a direction that we will continue to follow and we are happy that for the sake of Nigeria you answered the call.
“Your Excellency the vice president, thank you. We know that you went through a lot, and we know that a lot has happened in times past, and we believe that at this moment you will address whatever it is so that we keep going forward.
“We are not going to relax, I want to appeal that we still converge and speak about those things that we need to address so that we can pull a stronger force for Nigeria.
“This generation of Nigerians are looking for that force that will fight for their future.

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“Your Excellency, I am speaking from a place of conviction, whenever you are alone and you think that it is a low moment, I want you to think of the numerous and thousands of us who are behind you and believe in your audacity, drive, and tenacity. You are the star that we know.”

We believe in your leadership, youths tell Osinbajo

In a related development, the Voice of Nigerian Youth Initiative has described VP Osinbajo as a winner despite the outcome of the APC presidential primary.

According to the group, the vice president, who came third in the contest, won because of the belief the youth have in his leadership.

This was contained in a statement seen by on Thursday, June 9 titled, ‘2023: Nigerian youths to Osinbajo – You won.’

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Meanwhile, Dolapo, the wife of Osinbajo has hailed her husband, days after he lost APC primary election to a former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.

Writing on her official Instagram page, Mrs. Osinbajo called her husband's traditional and pet names in solidarity with him.

The post by the vice president's wife attracted over 22,000 likes by Nigerians, while many also commented on the post.


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