As Osinbajo is set to declare for presidency: What it means for Nigeria and Nigerians- Bashir Suwaid
By Bashir Suwaid
Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo will soon be officially be in the race for president, where his long-awaited answer to the biggest political question in the country in the past few months will soon come to an end , when he joins other ideologically diverse progressives vying to become the party’s 2023 presidential flag-bearer.
The Vice-President is the most prominent name to enter the crowded field of APC candidates competing to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the 2023 election.
To the teeming supporters and sympathizers calling and requesting Professor Yemi Osinbajo to declare his intentions for the future, I wish to assure us that, with my belief for PYO as a servant-leader, he is listening to all the calls and I am optimistic he is reflecting and will finally succumb to our demands.
Professor Osinbajo is one candidate that will not disappoint us even as we await the APC’s Primary Election. As our favorite for the ticket, if VP Osinbajo formally declares, he will be contesting the nomination at the party’s primary in May.
Professor Osinbajo has a track record and we his supporters can only campaign based on his track records, and we believe by showcasing to Nigerians those unbeatable and unmatching records, Nigerians will believe and agree with us that PYO will be APC’s best aspirant to contest as flag-bearer for the APC.
Among the numerous contenders, only PYO controls the support base of the party which will make it difficult for anyone to contest him, so he is no doubt the APC’s best hope of retaining power come 2023.
Despite our deep respect for all the individuals within our party who have put themselves up for the same slot, we have shown up here in this number, because we genuinely believe that VP Osinbajo represents our best hope of retaining power to continue the transformation agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari for a better Nigeria as evidenced in the very good work PMB did between 2015 to date, which will not be allowed to be truncated by the obvious deception of the PDP.
VP Osinbajo has the most progressive record of anybody running for the presidency or anybody who would run. He has the intelligence, with no doubt, to wage a successful primary campaign.
No doubt PYO is the most qualified person in the country to be president because only him will battle for Nigeria’s soul. To know Osinbajo is to know love for Nigeria without pretence, service without self-regard, and to live life fully.
Our support for PYO is unflinching because we trust him and place our confidence on him because we believe PYO’s presidency will work not to divide, but to unify Nigeria which is what we need at this trying times of our nation’s history. A presidency that will not only work for South, North or East but a United Nigeria.
We shall have a president that will work with all his heart to win the confidence of the whole people. For that is what Osinbajo’s presidency will be all about: The PEOPLE!
PYO will be seeking the office of the president only to restore the soul of Nigeria, rebuild the backbone of the nation and make Nigeria respected around the world again and to unite us here at home.
Making this vision a reality is only by supporting and electing PYO during the 2023 elections.
Osinbajo’s presidency is to build the nation’s prosperity, secure our country, restore decency, defend democracy, and give everybody in this country a fair shot.
Let supporting Prof. Yemi Osinbajo be the decision, the decision we should all make in order to restore the soul of Nigeria.
Our nation is shaped by the constant battle between our better angels and our darkest impulses, it is time for our better angels to prevail.
Prof. Osinbajo’s presidency will give every Nigerian the opportunity to go as far as their dreams and God-given ability will take them, because he believed in the possibility of this country and its citizenry.
With Osinbajo presidency, we shall have a freer and more just Nigeria; a presidency that will create jobs with dignity and respect, a presidency that will never leave anyone behind.
With Prof. Osinbajo as president, we shall have a united, strengthened and healed nation, that will be built on a bedrock of justice, constructed out of compassion, empathy, and concern.
Suwaid, is Director Planning and Strategy, Osinbajo Support Organization/ SA Media and Publicity to Hon. Hafiz Kawu, Member House of Representatives, Tarauni federal constituency.