In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 28th, September, 2020

Bola Tinubu Underneath Critical Stress To Again Osinbajo For 2023 Presidency

Bola Tinubu Under Serious Pressure To Back Osinbajo For 2023 Presidency

Osinbajo, Buhari and Tinubu

Osinbajo, Buhari and Tinubu


In keeping with Every day Impartial, some powerbrokers within the ruling All Progressives Con­gress (APC) have started mounting strain on Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, nationwide chief of the occasion, to bury his rumoured presidential ambition in 2023 and help  Vice Pres­ident Yemi Osinbajo to be the president in 2023.


Regardless that Tinubu is but to declare whether or not he’ll run in 2023 or not, quite a lot of his supporters imagine he’s very a lot within the race and his silence is borne out of his need to not distract the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari, who’s but to mark two years of his second time period in workplace.


Nonetheless, a few of his sup­porters have been launching a number of teams, each at residence and within the diaspora, to rally help for his ambition, saying it’s non-negotiable.


Additionally, some outstanding Nigerians have additionally been canvassing help for Tinu­bu’s presidential ambition, saying he’s the very best man to succeed President Buhari in 2023. They embody Baba­chir Lawal, a former Secre­tary to the Authorities of the Federation (SGF); elder statesman, Tanko Yakassai, Senator Abdulfatai Buhari, Chief Henry Ajomale and a number of other others.


Every day Impartial gath­ered that outstanding lead­ers of APC have resolved to zone the place of nationwide chairman to the North whereas the presidency will probably be zoned to the South, with lots of them agreeing in precept that will probably be unfair for the North to retain the place after President Buhari will need to have accomplished his eight years.

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It was additionally learnt that most of the occasion leaders, es­pecially within the Northern bloc of the nation, are favourably disposed to Osinbajo taking up from Buhari primarily based on his loyalty, dedication and deep information of the professional­grammes of the federal government, particularly referring to the person­agement of the financial system.


In keeping with a reputable supply within the occasion, “There isn’t any doubt Asiwaju is inter­ested within the 2023 presidential race. He has each proper to take action and he’s very certified primarily based on his report as a for­mer senator, governor of La­gos for eight years and what he has been in a position to obtain nationally even after leaving workplace.

“However for many people, we imagine that if the presidency is zoned to the South and lat­er micro-zoned to the South- West, the present vice presi­dent must be allowed to take over from the president. We now have adduced so many rea­sons for this”.

“The primary is that he has been examined earlier than and he has confirmed that he has the exper­tise to handle the affairs of a various nation like Nigeria. We’re all witnesses to what occurred in 2017 when Pres­ident Buhari was sick and the vp presided over the affairs of the nation in performing capability.

“That was a interval when Nigeria was virtually on the precipice with many teams within the nation, particularly the proscribed Indigenous Peo­ples of Biafra (IPOB), looking for self-determination. He was in a position to handle the scenario very effectively to the admiration of the entire nation and even the president recommended him upon his return to the nation.

“There are additionally different fac­tors we’re placing into con­sideration. Three of those fac­tors are age, faith and his unblemished public report. The vp is 63 now and will probably be 66 by 2023. He will probably be a mix between the younger­er and older era and lots of youths already see him as considered one of their very own.

“On the problem of faith, everyone knows the 2 main re­ligions on this nation are Is­lam and Christianity. It is going to be awkward if we permit anoth­er Muslim to take over from President Buhari in 2023. I doubt if that will probably be honest to our brothers within the Christian religion”.

“Nonetheless, 2023 continues to be a great distance from now and the president is not going to impose a successor. We the occasion lead­ers may also not do likewise. We will solely enchantment to the likes of Asiwaju and current these information earlier than him.

“One factor is for certain, the APC presidential ticket is not going to be handed over to anybody on a platter of gold. On the finish of the day, everybody will probably be requested to go to the sector and take a look at their energy. Whoever wins the occasion’s ticket, then good luck to him”, he mentioned.

Talking with our cor­respondent, a senior lawyer from the South-South, who can also be a member of the APC, mentioned he personally suggested Tinubu to keep up his re­spect as nationwide chief of the APC and help one of many boys he has mentored po­litically, particularly Osinbajo whom he (Tinubu) nominated as operating mate to Buhari in December 2014.

“We was once very shut and I’ve supplied him recommendation in time previous. I as soon as suggested him to stay because the occasion’s nationwide chief and nominate considered one of his boys as president. Lots of people mentioned Buhari has relegated him however I imagine Osinbajo as a person of God and gentleman gained’t try this. I mentioned he’ll even have extra affect within the authorities in contrast to what’s hap­pening now. However I imagine he wasn’t receptive to the thought and we’ve got not been speaking once more,” he mentioned.

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