A coalition of youths in Ogun State under the aegis of Ogun Youth Network has called on Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to contest for the Presidency in 2023.
The group argued that Osinbajo, having worked closely with President Muhammadu Buhari in the last six years, remains the best candidate to succeed Buhari, in order to carry on with the policies and programmes of the administration.
The Chairman of the Ogun Youth Network, Oluwagbenga Odumosu made the call on Friday, while addressing newsmen, alongside members of the group, in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
Odumosu noted that Osinbajo has what it takes to govern Nigeria because of his “competence, experience, fairness, youth friendliness and open-mindedness”, saying that the group had zeroed in on Osinbajo after a critical review of the present state of the nation and those aspiring for the presidential seat.
He said “The diligence and exceptional transformation we always experience in the country whenever President Mohammed Buhari is not around and his been given privilege to act as the President showed he is capable to transform this nation if given the chance. His rich profile isn’t just a make-up, but one with high pedigree and as such considering that he’s more qualified”.
“There is no doubt that we need someone who has what it takes to calm the tribal and religious crises we are experiencing in the country. One man who has shown that he has the capacity is Prof. Yemi Osinbajo because he has proved over the years that he is neither tribal bigotry nor a religious fanatics”.
“He is always open to all sides without any sentiment which is borne out of his profession. Despite being a pastor, he had continually promoted religious tolerance and harmony in the country”.
“The points highlighted are few out of many reasons we are calling on the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo to please throw his hat into the ring to contest for the President come 2023. As we do not need a soothsayer to tell us that Prof. Yemi Osinbajo is the beacon of hope for the Nigeria future.”
He alleged that some political jobbers “are trying to tarnish the image of the Vice President because they know it won’t be a business as usual if he emerges as President.”
The Chairman said, “We must sound a note of warning to some perpetual political jobbers in the South West who are planning to defame the vice president despite his unblemished antecedents, we can only warn then to desist as it won’t be business as usual for them as the progressive youths in the country won’t stop at nothing to fight and stop them.”