Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been tipped to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
This is coming as a chieftain of ruling All Progressives Congress, Abubakar Girei, expressed confidence in the Vice-President as the nation’s next president that will solve Nigeria’s problems.
Girei, a former senator from Adamawa Central, implored APC leaders to consider the Vice President and the Governor of Borno State, Prof Zulum, as his running mate if the ticket will be zoned to the South.
He added that Osinbajo would complement the successes already recorded by President Buhari.
He also advised the leadership of the APC to avoid a costly mistake in the choice of a presidential candidate and running mate.
Speaking on agitations for power shift to the South-East, he maintained, ‘‘Somebody who by right and constitutionally too has right to fly the flag of the APC come 2023 is the Vice President of Nigeria, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, and he is from the South-West. Who else is better than him?
“So, whoever comes out to be the flag bearer of APC from the South-West, I think he should naturally pick someone from North-East as his running mate. We have so many of them in the North-East, but you will agree with me we have one governor that has now distinguished himself as the best governor in the country; that is Prof Babagana Zulum of Borno State, the best performing governor in the country today.
“If somebody like Prof Osinbajo can pair up with Babagana Zulum, I have no doubt in my mind that we will win the election hands down.”