IBRAHEEM HAMZA MUHAMMAD
Director-General of The Progressive Project, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has disclosed why he and likeminds are supporting the bid of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to contest for the post of President in 2023 under the All Progressives Congress, (APC).
He made the disclosure in Abuja, saying, ” The Progressive Project (TPP) is a mass based, citizen-driven Project calling for the candidature of Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON, as APC’s presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections.
“We are succeeding and my specific assignment here is to lead a process of recalibration of all pro-Osinbajo populist forces towards electoral victory under the banner of All Progressive Congress, APC.
“For Professor Yemi Osinbajo, this race is not about personal ambition but about a positive response to populist call from a citizen-driven mobilization that began without input from him or his office. Note that people from other parties and even millions of non-partisan citizens who do not belong to any political party have strong interest and involvement with this campaign for Osinbajo’s candidature.”
According to him, at TPP, the unity of Nigeria as well as the unity of all progressives remained paramount.
Senator Gaya added, “We are not unaware that a band of very few pessimists who try to deceive themselves and their sponsors about their lower chances are equally disseminating false narratives in a futile effort to demarket Prof Yemi Osinbajo. Some have said that some opposition elements probably have a hand in it, out of fear APC’s much-improved prospects of victory with Osinbajo as presidential candidate.
“Let it be emphasised once again that all the populist forces behind Professor Yemi Osinbajo fear no foe and hate no one; we are focused without compromise on the unity, progress and development of Nigeria and we shall not descend into gutter fights with any person or group.
“Like hundreds of our support groups and like millions of Nigerians who called upon him to come out and contest, I have totally confidence that by the power of the Almighty and the electoral power of millions of Nigerian citizens across the six geo-political zone, Yemi Osinbajo will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari on May 20, 2023.”