Former Kano State governor, Senator Kabiru Gaya, says contrary to reports making the rounds, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was not sidelined in the formation of the presidential campaign team of the All Progressives Congress.
Gaya, who served as the Director-General of the support groups of Osinbajo when the vice president sought the presidential ticket of the APC, told journalists in Kano that Osinbajo remained committed to the presidential ambition of the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said, “I am a member of Tinubu campaign team, so the issue of sidelining anyone does not arise. Even the president has said he wants Osinbajo to be with him in running the affairs of the country to ensure seamless handover.
“There is nothing like Osinbajo is sidelined because after the primaries, we were in Osinbajo’s house when Tinubu came and said he needed our support. We had over two hours’ discussion. They are working together. Politics should not divide us.”
Gaya, who is seeking his 5th return to the red chamber, said he is optimistic that in Kano State, the APC would sweep the votes in all the electoral positions, predicting that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) would come second while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would come third.
Gaya said the APC was not worried by the growing strength of the NNPP, claiming that it would only split the votes belonging to the PDP.