As stakeholders continue to strategize ahead of the ruling All Progressive Congress presidential ticket for the 2023 election, a pro Yemi Osinbajo group, Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) has stated that the vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, remains the most qualified candidate to consolidate on president Muhammadu Buhari’s legacy.
PCG, which has championed the 2023 presidential cause for the Vice President, along with the Progressive Project 2023 (TPP) made the emphasis in its letter of appreciation to the National Caretaker and Extra Ordinary Convention Planning Committee of the APC , over its recent decision to formally recognize PCG as a support group of the party.
The group in a statement issued Tuesday by its coordinator, Aliyu Kutfi ,described the recognition ad a unique expression of a higher sense of the committee’s responsibility, integrity and commitment to the core values of the party. adding that it further showcases its exceptional yearnings to sustain the visions and strides of the APC for decades to come.
Kurfi reiterated its unconditional desire for the Progressive Consolidation Group and its other associate’s components bodies to strengthen its initiatives to marshal the candidature of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
“The ongoing nationwide mobilization by the Progressives Consolidation Group towards co-opting Vice President Yemi Osinbajo our party’s presidential candidate in the 2023 election is mainly motivated by a three noble reasons:
“First, he is the best qualified to consolidate the nationalistic legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari as the second citizen and strategic insider who is most conversant with the national policies and rhythms of governance of Mr. President.
“Secondly, to increase our party’s chances for massive success in the coming general elections and also accelerate growth and sustainable development for a more united Nigeria as a detribalized patriot to the core.
“Our patriotic drive towards realizing an Osinbajo Presidency is aimed at deepening core democratic and strategic governance values that truly deliver maximum benefits to our citizens.
“Your decision for approval of our recognition as a Support Group of the Party will further reinvigorate our drive towards ensuring the involvement of citizens in all geopolitical zones in this great enterprise.
PCG noted that it started with other associated groups as a very humble initiative to draw Vice President Yemi Osinbajo into a race it feel confident that he can win, on behalf of the APC, stating that it has been success all the way.
“Surely, without your consistency in the pursuit of progressive democratic ideals, we would not be where we are today; even, to our political foes, the strength and marketability of our party have never been in doubt.
“Our energetic drive towards realizing an Osinbajo Presidency is aimed at deepening key democratic and governance values that truly deliver benefit to citizens and building upon the good works and good legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari which include fiscal discipline, bailout of states for salaries at a time of insolvency, and the largest and most transparent social protection and investment effort in Africa all of which were spearheaded and nurtured under the Buhari led APC administration,” the group noted