- Some APC governors are reportedly rallying around Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the party’s primaries
- According to insiders, the governors believed the vice president would be a good fit President Buhari’s Description of Who Should Be the Next President
- Recall that Buhari recently provided a template for his successor in the upcoming APC Presidential Primary< /li>
Days after President Muhammadu Buhari set out a pattern for his successor in the forthcoming APC presidential primary, governors of the ruling party are beginning to trail behind Vice President Prof
As a result, some APC governors visited the mansion to meet with the vice president and also the Chief of Staff to the President Meeting what sources say is a move that will likely lead to a consensus presidential nominee for the ruling party.
The governors who have since been spotted at the mansion include the following from Kano, Ogun, Ekiti, Gombe, Nasarawa and Ebonyi states.
Reports from some sources claim that a clear majority of the 22 governors on the All Progressives Congress (APC), under the aegis of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF), appear to have agreed to endorse the vice presidential nomination Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, ahead of the party’s long-awaited June 6 presidential primary.
In fact, there are said to be more northern governors including Borno, Kaduna, Kano, Nasarawa and Gombe against any idea of a northern presidential candidate for APC.
The governors who on May 31 after their meeting en held a series of meetings at the Kebbi State Governors Lodge in Asokoro, Abuja with President Muhammadu Buhari, were initially deadlocked over whom to support and while governors such as Kebbi and Jigawa pushed the idea of Northe as a candidate, the idea met with bitter opposition with the majority of governors.
After reconvening, however, a senior source indicated that the governors had agreed that the party’s presidency should be moved south and that the candidate should be Prof. Osinbajo.
Yemi Osinbajo declares his intention to run in 2023
Meanwhile, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo declared on Monday 11 April, after months of intense speculation, announced his intent to contest the 2023 presidential election through his social media channels.
Nigerians woke up to the Vice President on all major social networks, informing citizens of his decision to contest for the country’s first post.
Since the statement, millions of Nigerians have expressed their sympathy for the Pleased with the Vice President’s decision as many have been waiting for him to compete in the 2023 race.