The All Progressives Congress (APC), is in a state of chaos as more and more of its members eye the party’s sole presidential ticket, amidst pressure from groups across the country demanding that Tinubu’s sacrifices for the party be rewarded, whilst others including big names like former military head of state, Ibrahim Babangida, consider vice president Yemi Osinbajo, as preferred choice.
The Patriotic Indigenes of Northern Publishers Association (PINPA), one of several groups in favor of Tinubu’s ambition, has said while Osinbajo may have the blessings of prominent leaders in the country, the sacrifices of the man who made it possible for APC to be in power cannot at this time, be thrown into the garbage bin.
The endorsement of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for the presidency comes 2023 by former military President Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida(IBB) was the biggest joke of the year 2021.
We don’t think that former military President’s endorsement of Osinbajo can be binding on all Nigerians and the All Progressive Congress (APC).
“We believe that the Jagaba, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu is a known Nationalist. His leadership potentiality and suitability surpass Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“Tinubu is a political Compatriot, a National arrowhead in politics and a political rare-gem capable of rescuing Nigeria from its fragile state which Osinbajo is superintending as the Vice President.
“Buhari should hand over to Tinubu because the Jagaba worked against the advice of his people when frontline Yoruba politicians warned Tinubu about the danger of being the strong advocate of bringing Muhammadu Buhari to be the nation’s president against national interest.
“Tinubu, as a political goal-getter in a democracy was capable of extracting water from the stone and changed the old ways in which politics is played in Nigeria. He has mentored so many people including Muhammadu Buhari in politics from 2015 and 2019 respectively,” PINPA said in a statement.
But member of the House of Representatives, Rev. Francis Waive, sees things quite differently, saying Osinbajo is the APC’s only hope of performing better in the next presidential election.
Waive who represents Ughelli/Udu constituency of Delta State insisted that nobody from the opposition People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can match Osinbajo in 2023.
“Nigeria needs a younger leader like Osinbajo who has the presence of mind, vast contacts around the country and respect for the multi-ethnic and multi-religious dimensions of our country,” Waive said in a press release.
“Prof. Osinbajo’s intellectual depth, managerial abilities, patience and tolerance is what our country needs at this crucial time in our history.”
Waive then called on all people of goodwill to pray and work for the emergence of Prof. Osinbajo as president of Nigeria come 2023.