Sep 25, 2022

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23 Presidential Election: Jigawa Governor, Deputy, Emir Shun VP’s Visit – Legit.ng

  • Muhammadu Badaru and his deputy Umar Namadi were absent when Vice President Yemi Osinbajo visited Jigawa
  • The Vice President was there to campaign for votes of APC delegates in the party’s upcoming presidential primary
  • Osinbajo is said to have moved the original appointment with the governor from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. but still could not meet with Mr. Badaru

Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo’s visit to Jigawa State met with some resistance as all senior government officials deserted of the state.

Jigawa State Governor Muhammadu Badaru and Deputy Governor Umar Namadi were absent when the Vice President visited the state to campaign for votes.< /p>

Upon arrival at Dutse Airport, Prof. Osinbanjo (SAN) was received by Secretary of State Alhaji Adamu Fanini; Chairman of the All Progressive Congress (APC) in Jigawa, Alhaji Sani Aminu Gumel; party executives; Members of the State Assembly, among others, reports the Guardian.

Osinbanjo was in Dutse to meet with Jigawa APC delegates for a consultative meeting ahead of the upcoming presidential primary.

It has been noted that Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar’s inability to welcome the VP may not be unrelated to his divergent political interests, as despite both he is not in the same camp as the VP stands out from among them belonging to the ruling party.

During the closed-door consultative meeting with the delegates, the VP told them that politics should be seen as a tool for expanding the frontiers of progress should and development through constructive focus, commitment and hard work.

He said: “Let’s adapt our political culture to the current challenges. Let our polity be a politics of inspiration, conceived with innovative ideas and laudable themes that future political prospects for even development may bring to our collective interest…”

Osinbajo said politics should be viewed as an important tool for national cohesion and strengthening national unity among the country’s diverse races.

He continued, “I aspire to office of the President to serve the Nigerians. I have no reason or purpose other than to serve…”

“After serving as Vice President for seven years, I know that God has not given me the opportunity to so I could sit down somewhere and write the history of my service as Vice President.

“God doesn’t give you a challenge without showing you how to solve it. I know that we are making every effort, especially under the guidance of President Muhammadu Buhari, we will see an end to insecurity in our country. In the next few years we will definitely see progress in our country.

“There is a lot of hope. This country has everything it takes to be great: the talents, the resources, and we also have the men and women who are able to serve. I am very optimistic that everything will go well for our country.”

2023: I will decentralize governance if elected president, says Fayemi

Meanwhile, APC Presidential candidate and Governor of Ekiti State, Dr. Kayode Fayemi, has announced that he will decentralize governance if he is elected Nigeria’s next President.

Fayemi made the comment while speaking on Wednesday May 4 , announced his presidential ambitions in Abuja.

He also expressed confidence in winning the APC presidential ticket through either direct or indirect primaries.

2023: Saraki pledges to build 500,000 housing units annually if elected President

In a related development, presidential candidate under the platform of the PDP and former Senate President Senator Bukola Saraki has pledged to construct 500,000 housing units annually if he is elected President of Nigeria in 2023.

Saraki made the revelation during his presidential statement in the Nigerian capital Abuja Thursday, April 12. M ai.

The PDP supporter also said he aspires to become president to unite and repair the country’s deteriorated state.