…..Activities of support groups across the country causing excitement in the Villa
A top source close to the Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has advised Nigerians not to believe straying comments about the Vice President regarding 2023, except the information comes directly from the Vice President’s office.
In fact the source added that the activities of many support groups clamouring for the VP to join the 2023 Presidential race is causing “some excitement at the Villa.”
This was in reaction to a statement credited to APC Chieftain, Daniel Bwala, on whether Osinbajo would run for the presidency in 2023.
It is believed that Bwala is an associate of the Deputy Senate President and he may have spoken out of turn on Channels TV on Tuesday evening.
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Bwala, in an interview on Channels TV, monitored by The Quest Times said: “I think I know the wisdom behind why VP Osinbajo is not running and he is shooting down every attempt to point towards that.
“He may have understood that the general principle of equity and fairness is that one good turn deserves another. He had a principal who supported him for eight years and because Asiwaju (Bola Tinubu) has indicated interest, morally, not legally, it would be injurious for the Vice President to express interest.
“Secondly, there’s an idea that if someone has helped you and indicated interest, your best bet is to go about supporting him with the hope that he doesn’t get it, he will now throw his weight behind you but you will not challenge him and I think that since the Vice President is not interested, it is important that he comes out and downplay his supporters and support Asiwaju, because if you continue to leave people in limbo, there is going to be a crisis between your supporters and his supporters.”
When Quest Times reached out to the office of the Vice President, a reliable source said: “As has been earlier noted, any information on the activities and actions of the VP will come from his office, not any other source. It means don’t believe it if it’s not from this office. In due course, any and all concerns would be addressed. For now, VP continues his work supporting Mr President.”
Bwala’s comments are also seen by observers as another attempt to obstruct a 2023 Presidential election interest by the VP in case he wishes to.
There have been tonnes of groups across the country yearning for the VP to run, including this past weekend when groups gathered in Akwa Ibom, Oyo, Ondo and Kano, calling on Prof. Osinbajo to throw his hat into the ring.
Before then, similar clamour has been recorded in many other cities including Abuja.
These activities and the many calls on the VP to run are being followed even in the Presidential Villa, Quest Times can confirm, as authoritative sources say “the calls are a source of buzz, excitement and fascination not only among Nigerians, but inside the Villa too.”