Former Military President, Ibrahim Babangida has endorsed Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to contest for president in the 2023 general elections.
He made this known when he recieved the Osinbajo Grassroots Organisation (OGO), a support group projecting the Vice President for the 2023 presidency, at his Uphill Mansion residence on Thursday in Minna, Niger State.
IBB described Prof. Osinbajo as “a man who has conviction about this country; a man who believes in this country; a man who can communicate with the country and inspire people to achieve a greater goal for the country.”
“Such a person is a worthy person that we should all support. Osinbajo is a good man and we should all support him.
“I know the professor very well. He is a good man and we need a good man to run us in this country. Somebody you can learn from; somebody you share a common conviction with.
“He has the passion for this great country. This is what we need for this country,” Babangida said.
The National Convener of the OGO, Ojo Folusho said the team was in Minna to seek the support of the former military president.
He said, “We are happy with your endorsement. We came to consult the oracle and the oracle has spoken. Gen. Babangida is an oracle because he understands Nigeria.
“Though the Vice President has not openly declared his intention to contest for the presidency in 2023, the group would continue to mount pressure on him to pick interest in contesting for the presidency in 2023.”