- Vice president Yemi Osinbajo was alleged to have been involved in corruption by Timi Frank a few days ago
- The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has emphasised that VP Osinbajo should resign from his position to answer to the corruption allegations
- A group known as Southwest Youth Congress (SYC) has stated that no hoodwinking of the vice president will stop his 2023 presidential ambition.
The Ondo state branch of SYC made this known through a Statement released.
Bamise Akintomide, who led the Ondo state SYC revealed that desperate cabals are behind the current travails of VP Osinbajo.
The Statement released reads below:
“While we are confident that the perceived threat against Professor Osinbajo bears the imprints of a desperate cabal’s wicked strategy for relevance, sadly they have also enlisted the support of agents of calumny of an equally desperate opposition,” he said.
“It is our considered opinion that such a campaign of calumny against a decent character like the Vice-President will not hold water in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians.
“We do know that the orchestrated allegations against Professor Osinbajo, especially the baseless accusation of misusing a non-existent 90 billion naira campaign fund, are all targeted at achieving the singular objective of dissuading the vice president from considering the idea of running for the presidency in 2023.
“While Mr Vice President has not told anyone that he will be running for office in 2023, the South West Youth Congress will like to emphasize that the leadership shown by Professor Osinbajo over the period he has worked alongside President Muhammadu Buhari to pilot the affairs of this country have proven his capacity for effective and result-driven governance, and it is our hope and desire that come 2023 he is on the ballot to run for the highest office in the land.
“If he decides to contest, it’s our belief that he is immensely qualified and therefore he has our support and deserves the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.
“While it’s true that there is no amount of gimmicks or lies that can stop Professor Osinbajo from becoming Nigeria’s president if God so wills.”