BY NONYE JULIET EKWENUGO
Northern group under the aegis of Coalition of Arewa Youth and Women for PY0 2023 on Wednesday drummed support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari ahead of the 2023 general election.
The Spokesperson of the group, Mohammed Lawal disclosed this in a statement made available to Journalists in Kaduna.
“Across Nigeria, from North to South, East to West you find Professor Yemi Osinbajo with the Muslims and Christians, Hausas, Yorubas, Igbos, Igede, Idoma, Ibibio, Ikwere, Ishakiri and others for unity, peace and development to prevail in Nigeria”.
“He is a de-tribaliise Nigerian, a man who is only defined by his humanity, philanthropy and respect for all irrespective of tribe, religion and political affiliation, indeed, a symbol of national unity. A leader with impeccable qualities of leadership, one of the best and rare politicians of our time”.
“This intelligent pillar of hope, vibrant, discipline leader and bulldozer of work has a vast wealth of knowledge and experience”.
“As a classroom teacher, he was the teachers teacher, full of knowledge and intellect, with easy methods of impacting into others, cherished and admired by both Staff and Students”.
Lawal said “Professor Yemi Osinbajo is the most active, initiative, and intelligent Vice president Nigeria has ever produced. This is evident in the initiation and sustenance of the largest social investment programmes in Africa, which comprises of the N-Power Programme, currently employing 500,000 graduates; the GEEP loans (Market Moni, FarmerMoni and Trader Moni), providing credit to over 3 million Nigerian traders, artisans and businessmen; the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, amongst others”.
“The Economic Sustainability Plan is also one of his initiatives that is creating rooms for millions of Nigerians to benefit from several packages like MSME Survival Fund, Youth Fund, Mass Housing Programmes, Farmers Fund, Teachers’ Welfare Scheme, and the likes”.
“Osinbajo has also used his office as the Vice President to add to the economic strength of Nigeria by inviting foreign investors who saw and believed in the potentials of Nigeria to come and invest.
“Also, as the Vice President, he has always been key to the success of this regime, and that of Nigeria and due to his wealth of experience, strategy and political mastery, President Muhammadu Buhari left him in charge as the acting President of Nigeria when he travelled in 2017 & 2018. A task he carried out so well, diligently and efficiently enough to assure Nigerians that the President left the country in good hands”.
He noted that as the acting President, Osinbajo sacked the then DSS DG Mal. Lawal Daura, for his reckless invasion of National Assembly.
“He also Sacked all the directors in the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority for negligence and incompetence that were capable of killing innocent Nigerians. Completely overhaul of SARS, relocation of service chiefs to Borno State and signing of the Executive order of Ease of Doing Business are some of his achievements as acting president within the shortest possible time”.
“With such unbeatable track records of this distinguished Pan – Nigerian of our time, a symbol of national unity, a true federalist, full of integrity, active and smart, whose foresight is really worthy of saluting and emulating, we are left with no option but share this with Nigerians as the reasons why Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN (GCON), should be the successor of President Muhammadu Buhari”.