A support group, The Osinbajo Think Tank, has urged the All Progressives Congress (APC) national leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, and other aspirants to jettison their presidential ambition and back Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
This was contained in a statement issued in Lagos on Friday by the group’s spokesperson, Mr. Olugbenga Olaoye.
The statement issued at the end of a-day strategic meeting by members of the group, appealed to Tinubu and others to consider the strategic role Osinbajo will play in developing the country after the 2023 elections.
“No doubt, VP Yemi Osinbajo presents an intimidating credential that can guarantee electoral success for the APC in the presidential elections.
“We, therefore, appeal to Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and other stakeholders to rally support for the presidential aspiration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, in the overall interest of the party and our nation, Nigeria,” the group said.
It added that it has followed with keen interest, the presidential aspiration of Osinbajo and his efforts at reaching out to stakeholders nationwide on his presidential ambition.
It also explained that the vice president’s commitment at ensuring sustainable growth and development in the nation cannot go unnoticed.
According to the group, Osinbajo, at this time, has served as a bridge-builder desirous of one Nigeria.
The group, therefore, advised the APC leader and other presidential aspirants to throw their weight behind Osinbajo to emerge as the President in 2023.
It argued that by so doing, the aspirants would unite the South ahead of the 2023 elections, stressing that the level of support the vice president has garnered over the past two weeks of consultation across the nation speaks volume of his level of acceptance by Nigerians.