Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, has assured the Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG) that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is a sellable presidential aspirant if he chooses to contest the forthcoming presidential elections in 2023.
Gov Sule, stated this during a courtesy call paid on him by members of the political group at Government House, Lafia, yesterday.
He thanked the group for the visit and for intimating him of their advocacy for the presidential candidature of Osinbajo and their desire for him to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023, to consolidate on his the achievements.
Sule assured them that they had nothing to worry about if the Vice President, choosed to contest the 2023 Presidential elections because he was a sellable candidate for the party whose antecedent as an astute politician speaks volumes.
According to him since the formation of the party, it has been built around one man in the person of President Buhari and the concern of progressive governors of the party was how to move the party forward after Buhari’s two tenure as president.
“Our concern is how do we sustain the party beyond the one man. So if you come up with ideas, you know you will not only get my attention but the attention of every serious progressive governor in the country.
“So if you are going about to sell this man, i want you to know that not every product is sellable but Osinbajo is sellable. I pray that all the work you are doing now will not be in vain. It will be good for our party and the progress of this country,” he said.
Speaking earlier, Dr Aliyu Kurfi, Chairman of the PCG said though they came on their own without the consent of the VP, yet they were convinced to make start making the advocacy for Osinbajo to succeed Buhari because of his impressive vision for the country.
“We are here sir on a very serious business, the serious business of political succession. We are on our own mission but engineered by the vision of one of our elder statesmen, Vice President of Nigeria, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo.
“We have gone through the various record of activities, life histories and of course the trends of events in politics and we have agreed as an association to work towards the promotion of his candidature.
“We made this decision because we believe with all honesty that we have a professional gentleman if given the opportunity will not only continue the good work of Mr President but with gentlemen like you to support, make Nigeria a better place for all of us,”
“His foresight in so many areas will useful for Nigeria. He is a man who is detribalised person and a man who is detached from the shallow thinking of many of us who are tribal bigots.
“We believe we have a gentleman whose thinking is simply that of Nigeria and Nigeria alone. We believe he is a gentleman who political competence knows no bounds. So we have every reason to sell him for the benefit of Nigeria. That is why we are here,” he said.
The group also paid courtesy calls on the Speaker, Nasarawa state House of Assembly, Hon. Ibrahim Balarebe and the Emir of Lafia, Rtd. Justice Sidi Bage.