By Stephen Olufemi Oni, Ilorin
Members of the National Coalition Group ( NCG) for the presidential ambition of Vice- President Yemi Osinbajo, were in Ilorin, Kwara State, on Wednesday to seek the support of the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari.
The national secretary of the group, Dr Eli Dibia, requested the Emir to help canvass for emergence of someone like Vice President Yemi Osinibajo who is a tested hand to be president come 2023.
“We are in Ilorin to Seek the Emir’s support for Osinbajo. Emir should help canvas for a president that will be for all Nigerians, who will build on legacies of President Buhari,” he
Dibia insisted that Osinbajo remains the best presidential candidate that the All Progressives Congress (APC) can field for the 2023 presidential election.
Warning the APC leadership against fielding a wrong candidate for the elections, Dibia posited that: “The only person that the opposition is afraid of Osinbajo’s candidacy. If we make the mistake of not fielding appropriate candidate, APC may lose to the opposition.
Eulogising Osinbajo’s leadership qualities, the team leader pointed out that the vice president drafted the legal frame work for the development of Lagos.
“He (Osinbajo) understands the economy. He has the capacity to serve Nigerians. He’s a loyal VP. We want a servant president,” he added
Responding, the Emir of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Sulu-Gambari prayed God to grant the country a peaceful transition in 2023.
While acknowledging the federal government’s efforts at curtailing various security challenges confronting the country, the monarch prayed for the restoration of peace to all the nooks and crannies of the country.
He thanked the pro- Osinbajo presidency team for the visit and wished them well in their programmes.