The Progressives Consolidation Group, a unit within the ruling APC, has urged the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and some State Governors to back Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to emerge as the Party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2023 general elections.
In a letter, titled: “APC And The Future of Nigeria: Why We Must Get It Right And Consider The Osinbajo Option In 2023”, which was signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed; Secretary, Ezekiel Akinborode and Publicity Secretary, Dr. Eberechukwu Eli Dibia, the group argued that Osinbajo, a second-term vice-president from the APC, had the requisite experience and competence to lead the nation.
The group expressed confidence that if elected as the President, Osinbajo would continue the legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari to build a prosperous nation.
“It is apparent that the dynamics and outcome of the seventh national election since Nigeria’s return to democratic rule in 1999 would significantly determine the future of Nigeria’s democracy and development.
“Thus, it is with this great sense of reasoning and respect for leaders like you as well as future generations, that we strongly appeal to you as a major stakeholder in the affairs of our Party to join hands with us by asking other stakeholders in the Party to consider Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, (SAN), as an appropriate person to fly our party’s the presidential flag comes in 2023”, the group stressed.
Pointing out that their aim goes beyond mere politics, the PCG expressed its conviction that ‘the task of inspiring party members towards shared consciousness of insightful search for President Muhammadu Buhari’s successor come 2023 should not be left to chance or last-minute ‘survival of the fittest’ contests, stressing that the Vice-President, Professor Osinbajo, should be collectively adopted as the right successor for President Buhari.