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 the party’s presidential flagbearer in the 2023 general elections.
In a letter jointly signed by its 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 said.