Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo
By Marie-Therese Nanlong
Jos – A group in Plateau State, Plateau Friends of Osinbajo has declared that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is a unifying personality with the capacity to lead the country and deliver good governance to the people.
The group called on the VP to contest for the office of the President of Nigeria in 2023, stressing that since he came on board in 2015, “he has demonstrated uncommon competence, character, courage, credibility, and compassion in discharging his responsibilities and duties as Chairman of the National Economic Council.”
At a town hall meeting organized with the support of The Every Nigerian Campaign Initiative in Jos, the Convener of the group, Tony Ngwen maintained that Nigerians are expecting the VP to heed the clarion call to contest the seat in the election year.
His words, “In furtherance of the advocacy for good governance which is only achievable through the entrenchment of quality, visionary and responsive leadership that is geared towards fair play, equity, and justice for the improvement of the quality of lives of the Nigerian people.
“The Plateau Friends of Osinbajo sequel to its Town Hall Meeting themed: Beyond Partisan Politics: Towards A Working Nigeria, have joined the league of millions of Nigerians calling on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to run for the Presidency come 2023.
“The call on Professor Yemi Osinbajo is predicated on his sterling leadership qualities which are evidenced by his record of performance especially with the Social Intervention Programmes which have impacted the lives of many Nigerians in tremendous proportions.
“He is no doubt a bridge-builder and an embodiment of national unity. From the foregoing, we are calling on Nigerians in the North, South, East, and West and from all walks of life to join the legion of progressives in our quest for a functional and effective presidency. Together we can better the narratives for the common good of our country men and women.”
The Vice-Chancellor of Karl Kumm University, Jos, Professor Audu Gambo who delivered a Keynote Address on the topic: “Beyond Partisan Politics: Towards Establishing the Culture of Good Governance in Nigeria,” urged citizens to make the right choices in terms of candidates to be voted into office in 2023.
He advised that Nigerians should not be quick to vote for any candidate put up by political parties but rather vote in candidates who have the needed capacity to deliver on the job.
A panel of discussants including Comrade Steve Aluko all called for Nigerians to jettison political parties and vote in only people who would add value to governance and development.