Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule on Monday described Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as sellable and said that governors of the All Progressives Congress (APC) would support him if he declares interest for the office of the president in 2023.
Sule stated this when he met with members of the Progressives Consolidation Group (PCG) in Lafia.
Sule said, “Our concern is how we will sustain the party beyond President Muhammadu Buhari. So, if you come up with the idea, you know you will not only get my attention but the attention of every progressive governor in the country.
“So, if you are going about to sell this man, I want you to know that not every product is sellable but Osinbajo is sellable.
“I pray that all the work you are doing now will not be in vain. It will be good for our party and the progress of this country.”
The chairman of the group, Aliyu Kurfi, speaking said that Osinbajo would make Nigeria a “better place for all” if he is given the opportunity to become the country’s President in two years’ time.
Noting that Osinbajo has not declared his interest in the 2023 presidential race, Kurfi said his group came to Nasarawa to solicit the governor’s support for the vice president.
“We are here sir on a very serious business, the serious business of political succession. We are on our mission but engineered by the vision of one of our elder statesmen, Vice-President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“We have gone through the various records of activities, life histories and of course the trends of events in politics and we have agreed as an association to work towards the promotion of his candidature.
“We made this decision because we believe with all honesty that we have a professional gentleman, if given the opportunity will not only continue the good work of Mr. President, but with gentlemen like you to support, make Nigeria a better place for all of us,” he said.