On Thursday, 5th May 2022, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo picked the All Progressives Congress (APC) 2023 Presidential Nomination and Expression of Interest forms with a firm promise to hit the ground running should he win the elections and end up as Nigeria’s president.
The Chairman of The Progressive Project, TPP, an umbrella organization of all support groups advocating the actualization of a Yemi Osinbajo presidency in 2023, Senator Kabiru Gaya led the groups to pick the forms.
Speaking shortly after acquiring the forms, Gaya said; “I have been in politics for many years and I understand at a certain level how politics should be played. I believe it is a game of giving and take. We have served the presidency in this country for eight years under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari and so, we believe the presidency should go to the South. That is why we said the best person to handle this matter is somebody who has been in the system.
“If he is sworn in today at the Eagle Square, by the next day he can pick up because he is already in the system. I was a governor I know what it takes. When you are sworn in, it takes time for you to learn and move forward, but when you are already in the system, you don’t have that problem, it is going to improve because they have now drawn a plan by which you could have peace, stability, and better economy and he is going to improve on that new plan.”
When questioned about the increasing number of aspirants, Gaya said; “Democracy is a game of numbers. Every aspirant that is contesting is qualified, anybody is qualified to contest the election but we are saying that we should look along the line and see who is the best material and I am sure if we put them together, all of them together, they will pick Osinbajo as a candidate.”