The Southwest Youth Congress (SYC), Ondo state branch, has endorsed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the country’s number two citizen, as the next president after Muhammadu Buhari.
The group, according to The Cable, boasted that no amount of lies against Osinbajo would stop him from becoming the president in 2023.
The group stated this on Thursday, September 26, during a procession for Osinbajo’s candidacy in Akure, the capital of Ondo state.
The report quoted Bamise Akintomide, leader of the group, as claiming that a desperate cabal was working to ensure Osinbajo did not make it as the candidate from the southwest.
“While we are confident that the perceived threat against Professor Osinbajo bears the imprints of a desperate cabal’s wicked strategy for relevance, sadly they have also enlisted the support of agents of calumny of an equally desperate opposition.
“It is our considered opinion that such a campaign of calumny against a decent character like the vice president will not hold water in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians,” the group said.
It insists that the accusation against Osinbajo that he misused N90 billion campaign fund is orchestrated and targeted at dissuading the vice president from considering the idea of running for the presidency in 2023.
“While Mr Vice President has not told anyone that he will be running for office in 2023, the SYC will like to emphasise that the leadership shown by Professor Osinbajo over the period he has worked alongside President Muhammadu Buhari to pilot the affairs of this country has proven his capacity for effective and result-driven governance, and it is our hope and desire that come 2023 he is on the ballot to run for the highest office in the land,” the group added.
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