Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has described Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as the most qualified candidate to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023.
The governor’s statement is coming weeks after the vice president’s office issued a statement saying Osinbajo has not declared for the presidency following the appearance of posters online and in major Nigerian cities suggesting that he would run for the presidency in 2023.
Playing host to the Progressive Consolidation Group for Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at Government House Lafia on Monday, Sule further described the VP as a sellable candidate.
“Osinbajo is the most qualified candidate and only sellable product that can succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in the forthcoming 2023 presidential election across the country,” he said.
While endorsing the vice president to run for the presidency come 2023, the governor said Nasarawa State is in support of what he called “continuation”.
Describing the vice president as a man of integrity that everybody loved to reckon with, he said if given the opportunity to lead the country, Osinbajo as a professional lawyer would lead the nation to the highest level of development.
Earlier, the leader of the group, Dr. Aliyu Rabiu, said the aim of their visit to Nasarawa State was to canvass for the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to run for the presidency come 2023.
He said the policies of President Buhari are yielding results, adding that the unemployment in the country is being addressed through the social upliftment policy.
Our correspondent reports that the membership of the group cuts across the six geo-political zones of the country.