The Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, says the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, will enjoy the full support of the ruling party, All Progressives Congress (APC) if he shows interest to contest the presidency in the 2023 general elections.
According to Sule, Vice President Osinbajo is a sellable material, assuring that the ruling party would convincingly support his presidential ambition.
Speaking when Osinbajo’s supporters under the auspices of Progressive Consolidation Group, who have endorsed him for the presidency in 2023 visited him in Lafia on Monday, he said, “Our concern is how we will sustain the party beyond President Buhari. So, if you come up with the idea, you know you will not only get my attention but the attention of every Progressive governor in the country.”
The chairman of the group, Dr Aliyu Kurfi, explained that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has shown great leadership qualities since being elected into office in 2015.
According to Dr Aliyu Kurfi, the leadership qualities of Osinbajo necessitated the group to endorse him to contest the office of the President in 2023.
Dr Aliyu Kurfi explained, “We are here on a very serious business; the serious business of political succession. We are on our own mission but engineered by the vision of one of our elder statesmen, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo.”
He added that the group has gone through the various records of activities, life history, and of course, the trends of events in politics and have agreed as an association to work towards the promotion of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s candidature.
The chairman of the group further explained that the group made its decision because it believed with all honesty that it has a professional gentleman, stressing that if given the opportunity, he would not only continue the good work of Mr President but will make Nigeria a better place for all Nigerians.