According to a report by Daily Times Nigeria, a former Governor of Niger State, Babangida Aliyu, has said that the All Progressives Congress, APC, will give its presidential ticket for the 2023 general elections to the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo. Speaking on Tuesday at the ongoing 2022 annual lecture of the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation in Kano State, the former governor while referring to the National Leader of the APC, Bola Tinubu, said the party will only be interested in his (Tinubu) money.
The truth is that Nigerians know the capacity of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu and also know the capacity of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. APC should count themselves lucky to have those two in their party. It’s a dream of some political party. Even in the wings are other capable hands like Fashola and Amaechi. APC is blessed that they don’t even know.
Can you imagine members of other parties already endorsing both of them and saying they would vote either in a general election? That’s why it is so funny how members of APC are fighting themselves over these two gentlemen. If it’s Asiwaju that will be eventually elected in the primary, Nigerians might vote for him in the general election.
And if it’s Professor Osinbajo that is elected in the primary, Nigerians might also vote for him. Either of them in the leadership position in this country is again to move the nation forward. Therefore, politicians should have kept their lengthy sermons of self-justification to themselves. Nobody asked them anything and they don’t owe anyone any explanation for their choices.
But having chosen to play to the gallery, they only succeeded in entangling themselves in a guilty confusion. They have thus set themselves up for judgment and in the months ahead, they will get his verdict.