2023 Presidency: Osinbajo, A Pawn In The Chessboard Of Some Game-Masters – Lagos APC
Lagos State All Progressives Congress (APC) has reacted to the presidential declaration of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for 2023 polls, saying “Osinbajo is just a pawn on the chessboard of some game masters.”
Lagos APC in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Seye Oladejo, and made available to AN24 on Monday, said Osinbajo’s fate and popularity would be tested during the party’s presidential primary election.
The ruling party in Lagos State said Nigerians at this time needs a prepared president who has paid his dues in enthroning democracy, mentoring potential leaders and being a destiny helper to numerous people aside from being the reference point for good governance in Nigeria.
He said: “There is no problem. We knew he was going to declare. They should allow us to go to the primary. Let him come and face Asiwaju (Tinubu). There is no problem. I am not worried at all. We acknowledge his constitutional right to contest. We also observed keenly how he struggled to paint his role in the past eight years in gold.
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“At a time l thought I was listening to a dirge until I realised it was a political declaration in a living room. Nigerians will have something to say about the scorecard in the fullness of time. The last time I checked, the Vice President was in charge of the economy.
“The only demand is for us to go to primary. Let us see how much support Osinbajo can garner from the party members. This is someone who could not even win his polling booth. I am not aware of any change in political relevance and popularity since the last elections. I want to congratulate him for finally summoning the courage to throw his hat to the ring.”
Speaking further on the 2023 presidency and the qualities the next president of Nigeria should have, Lagos APC said the party’s National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, has the required qualities to pilot the affairs of Nigeria.
“We know that Nigerians at this time need a prepared president who has paid his dues in enthroning democracy, mentoring potential leaders and being a destiny helper to numerous people aside from being the reference point for good governance in Nigeria.
“Asiwaju has a lot of support across the country. There are a lot of people who will come out to support him all over the country; even more in the North than South. So, we will be ready.
“We know Osinbajo is just a pawn on the chessboard of some game-masters. The message in the fact that this declaration came during the Holy Week is definitely not lost on all and sundry,” Lagos APC spokesman stated.