Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s alleged presidential ambition has received a boost following the issuance of a letter of recognition by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG), which campaigns for the vice president.
The letter dated October 4, 2021, titled: ‘Letter of Recognition as Support Group’, and signed by APC Director of Administration, Mr. Abubakar Suleiman, formally makes the pro-Osinbajo PCG the first 2023 presidential mobilisation group to be granted such privilege by the Mai Mala Buni-led leadership of APC.
The Head of Progressive Civil Society Group (PCSG), Mr. Bala Gide, one of the sub-groups of PCG, said the recognition of the group by the party has further justified optimism towards realisation of an Osinbajo Presidency in 2023.
He said all members of the various pro-Osinbajo mobilisation and support groups would continue to demonstrate the highest ethical and democratic standards in order to further encourage Osinbajo and his officers to consider the merit of their invitation for their involvement in the 2023 presidential race.
Gide stated: “We deeply appreciate the widening mobilisation and deepening support that PCG and all associated groups working towards an Osinbajo Presidency; all our grassroots and national leaders, as well as current governors, federal and state lawmakers along with various labour and professional groups will have further significant roles to play post-2023.
“Rumour mongers should please desist from their wanton disregard for the solid democratic and progressive credentials of VP Osinbajo and other potential candidates who may wish to come forward in the APC; Osinbajo; the rightful place of committed party members and other patriotic citizens would remain even more assured under an offshoot of the Buhari/Osinbajo Presidency headed by Professor Osinbajo.”