Youths in Ogun State have made public their support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to contest for the presidential seat in the coming 2023 election, describing him as a competent candidate.
The youths in a conversation with journalists in Abeokuta on Friday noted Osinbajo maintains a good status at the presidency level whenever President Muhammadu Buhari is away, which gave him a pass mark 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 being given the privilege to act as the President showed he is capable of transforming this nation if given the chance.
“His rich profile isn’t just make-up but one with a 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 a tribal bigot nor a religious fanatic.
“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 Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to please throw his hat into the ring to contest for President come 2023 as we do not need a soothsayer to tell us that Prof Yemi Osinbajo is the beacon of hope for the Nigerian future.”
“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 them 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.”