By Chuks Oyema-Aziken
As the race for the Presidency in 2023 commence, a political group, Network For Good Governance(NGG) has given reasons why Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and Hamza Al-Mustapha should fly the All Progressives Congress (APC) ticket.
The group said Osinbajo and Al-Mustapha who was Chief Security Officer (CSO) to former Head of State, Sanni Abacha has what it takes to turn the country’s economy around and create jobs for the teeming youths
The endorsement by NGG is contained in a statement by the International Director of NGG, Dr Philemon Ibrahim Gora, after a meeting in Kaduna over the weekend.
Gora said the group was backing Osinbajo’s presidential ambition for 2023 and was also calling on others to queue behind the VP .
He said, “Osinbajo and Al-Mustapha are vastly knowledgeable in the economy and security intelligence of rebuilding a better and United Nigeria. As far as the APC is concerned, they will need to redraw the electoral map ahead of 2023 to account for Buhari’s absence in governance and only someone that is an insider can help to rebuild the hopes of Nigerians “
“The Vice-President has the experience and mature disposition required to govern a multi-ethnic society like Nigeria. Osinbajo is an upright man who stands on the pillar of truth and social justice, who will bring the country out of its present socio-economic problems when he finally becomes the President of Nigeria.”
According to Dr. Gora “the group has realised that youths and women in the country are vital to ensuring Osinbajo and Al-Mustapha ticket, hence, the need to reach out to them.”
He further said “The 2019 Gubernatorial results showed that states like Bauchi and Sokoto which voted for Buhari at Presidential level did not support APC in the Gubernatorial races. Buhari’s supposed northern appeal has always inferred a guarantee of votes from the heavily populated region, so who do these votes go to in 2023?
“The Parties of 2019 may not be the powers of 2023.For the APC, the unifying balm of Buhari will still play a vital role to salvage her mistakes reposition a better Nigeria,the APC was formed with the primary purpose of dislodging the PDP and bad governance therefore this two gentlemen can correct the most important thing which is to secure Nigeria and also unite all regions together”