From Naseer Mijinyawa, Minna
Former military President, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has declared support for the vice president Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as the right Nigerian to succeed President Mohammed Buhari come 2023.
He said Professor Osinbajo has all the pedigree required to succeed President Buhari.
He described the vice president as a man of honour and Integrity.
Receiving the Grassroot movement for Osibanjo for 2023 (GMFO), on a courtesy visit to his uphill Villa in Minna, at the weekend, Babangida insisted that the vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo has all it takes to move Nigeria to the next level.
He urged all Nigerians to support the aspiration of Osinbajo come 2023.
According to the former military president, the vice president is versatile man with a good reputation expected of a leader.
Babangida said he knew Prof. Osinbajo to be a man with impeccable integrity adding that it will not be out of place if Nigerians at all levels give support to the movement in the overall interest of the country.
He noted that the vice president has a great passion for the progress and unity of the country stressing that with the person of Prof Yemi Osibanjo as the president of Nigeria in 2023 the country would witness the needed peace unity and socio political and economic development expected of the country.
“I know the vice president Prof Yemi Osinbajo very well. Prof Osibanjo is a very good person. He has a passion for this country. It will not be out of place if Nigerians at all levels should throw their support behind the aspiration of Prof Osinbajo in 2023” the former military president told his visitors.
He admonished the group to intensify their effort and take the message to all the nooks and crannies of the country by embarking on aggresive sensitization programme that will get the support of all Nigerians regardless of tribe and religious inclinations.
Speaking earlier, the National coordinator of the Grassroot movement for Osibanjo 2023 former federal lawmaker Hon. Hafizu Kawu told the former military president that they were in his residence to request for his fatherly blessing for the actualisation of the presidential aspiration of the vice president Prof Yemi Osibanjo in 2023.
He stated that their support for the presidential aspiration of Prof Osibanjo in 2023 was born out of their beliefs in his reputation and the integrity he had built for himself in the present administration from 2015 to date.
He said as the vice president to Mohammed Buhari he has displayed a high level of loyalty and sincerity to his boss assuring that with the level of his commitment to the progress of the country their movement has come all out to drum support for him.
He noted that Prof. Yemi Osibanjo as a detribalised Nigerian and a person that was so passionate about the unity and peaceful coexistence of the country is well positioned to succeed president Mohammed Buhari come 2023.
He commended and appreciated the former military president for receiving them and promised to call again for further advise that will help the movement to realize j the aspiration of the vice president Prof. Yemi Osibanjo in 2023.