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- Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has received support from the Governor of Ogun State in his quest to become President of Nigeria
- Governor Dapo Abiodun’s endorsement follows a visit to Yemi Osinbajo State on Tuesday, April 26
- According to the vice president, his presidency will bring peace, unity and development to the country
Ogun State Governor Dapo Abiodun has signaled his intention to support Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in his 2023 presidential bid.
Abiodun made known his intention to support Osinbajo when some members of the state executive council accompanied Osinbajo to the palaces of some prominent traditional rulers.
For the governor, his main objective in supporting Osinbajo is to enable him to pursue some laudable projects initiated by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Punch reports that Abiodun has confirmed that over the past seven years, Osinbajo has contributed to the many successes recorded by the federal government.
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He said the Vice President was eminently qualified to lead the country and his visit to Ogun State was more like a homecoming.
“Your consistency, integrity and character are all well known. You have served this country and the President well over the past seven years as Vice President.
“We have no doubt that you will do well as president and we will support you.”
Daily Trust reports that Osinbajo, while responding to the governor’s speech, expressed his optimism to win the 2023 presidential election.
Further seeking the support of the people, the vice president said he was not in the state to campaign, but to let his people know of his intention to run.
“The position of Vice President is an opportunity to serve and I have served with the utmost loyalty. I put everything into my work. I am a candidate who will be on track when I am elected.
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“I have the knowledge to do the job and build on what others have put in place. My presidency will bring peace, unity and development to the country.
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Vice President Osinbajo had said he had a duty to Nigerians to run for President in the 2023 general election.
The vice president said it would amount to treason if he dropped out of the race, especially since the country needs good leadership right now.
Osinbajo made the claim while trying to woo APC members in Ondo State to his side ahead of the party’s presidential primary.
2023: Twitter polls favor Osinbajo as APC prefers the contender
Meanwhile, if the online pulse is anything to go by this week, Vice President Osinbajo is the main favorite to become a candidate for the APC presidency ahead of the 2023 general election.
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This is according to different surveys conducted by organizations over whom Nigerians prefer as the ruling party candidate.
In terms of raw numbers, the numbers released by pollsters point to a sampling of tens of thousands of online respondents.