Some youths in Gombe State have taken to the streets rejoicing over Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s decision to run for the Presidency in 2023.
Some of the groups who were seen displaying banners, dancing and celebrating with posters of Osinbajo, on Monday in Tumfure quarters, said the number two citizen would take the country to enviable heights.
The PUNCH reported that Osinbajo declared his intention on Monday using Twitter as medium, after months of speculation about his interest to run for the number one position in the country, although his handlers claimed their principal would declare after the APC convention.
It was speculated that the Vice President did not have strong backing among the newly inaugurated National Working Committee of the ruling All Progressives Congress.
The National Coordinator of the Progressive Youth Group, Babangida Malabo, revealed that the groups were on the street to celebrate the answer to their call which had been on since 2021.
According to him, “We have been calling on the Vice President to contest the president seat in 2023 general election, we are grateful as he has declared his interest today. We the youths in Gombe are happy that he has answered our call.”
Malabo said the celebration was to kickstart a solidarity rally and call on Nigerians to support and work for the emergence of Osinbajo’s presidency come 2023.
“In all the aspirants that have shown interest in all the political parties, the VP stands out and he is the one that has been working in the field for the past 7 years. Considering his track records and achievements, we are passionate and optimistic that, if given the opportunity, he will do better,” he added.
Also speaking, the leader of Osinbajo Youth Organisation, Edison Christopher, lauded the leadership strides of the VP, adding that he has proven himself to be the man Nigeria needs.
Christopher said, “We have seen him in action whenever he is given the mandate to act as president and we all know what he did and is still doing.
“Osinbajo is the man for the job because he is intelligent, he is smart, proactive and prudent in handling things.”
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