As political permutations hot up ahead of he 2023 general election, a group operating under the aegis of “Progressives Consolidation Group”, who are stakeholders within the APC fold, have revealed that they are lobbying for the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.
To this end, the group said they have formally written the National Assembly, governors on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and other political influencers in the country to mobilise themselves for Osinbajo.
Copies of the letter dated July 14, 2021, which was signed by the group’s National Coordinator, Alhaji Ahmed Mohammed, and National Secretary, Eberechukwu Eli Dibia, and made available to DAILY POST on Friday in Abuja sought the cooperation of senators, members of the House of Representatives to mobilise for Professor Osinbajo ahead of 2023.
In the letter titled: “APC and the future of Nigeria: Why we must get it right and consider the Osinbajo option in 2023″, the group claimed that President Buhari has laid legacies that should be sustained.
They argued that the emergence of Osinbajo would deepen the party and legacies left by President Buhari.
“Your Excellency, we are writing you as the Senate President and as one of the National Leaders of our Party and by whatever parameter of assessment, you remain one of those citizens whom God has chosen to elevate to impact our history through the performance of constitutional responsibilities as well as other innumerable lines of action.
“With history in mind, we, members of the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) hereby solemnly join our voices with that of many others in appealing that you throw your weight behind our call for consideration of an Osinbajo successor administration after that of President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, would have run a full course in 2023,” the group said.
The group was of the belief that, if Prof. Osinbajo was allowed, it will further stabilise the nation, grow the economy as well as infrastructural development.
According to the PCG’s letter, the APC group comprises sitting and former state governors, serving and former legislators, leaders of women and youths groups, and many stakeholders from the national and state chapters of APC.
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