Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has urged stakeholders and delegates of the All Progressives Congress in Jigawa State to vote in the interest of the younger generations during the party’s presidential primary election.
Osinbajo stated this while interacting with stakeholders and delegates of the APC in Jigawa, according to a statement by his media aide, Laolu Akande, on Sunday.
The presidential aspirant insisted that the country deserves the best, saying the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), gave him an opportunity no other vice president was given.
The vice president was received by a crowd of supporters at the airport and on the streets, APC chieftains and senior state government officials led by Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Abdulkadir Adamu, who represented Governor Badaru Abubakar who was out of the state.
At the town hall meeting with the delegates, the vice president restated his view that decisions about the 2023 elections should be based on what should be the best for the country.
“We should make a decision based on the future of our children… we can make progress; we can move on.
“All I ask you to do is what is in the best interest of Nigeria; vote in the interest of our children,” he said.
He also restated how his training and experience in governance serving as vice president under President Muhammadu Buhari would help him to lead the country effectively as president on the APC platform.
“As vice president, the president has given me an opportunity that I do not think any other vice president has been given,” he added.
Also speaking with journalists after the meeting, Osinbajo said that he was happy with the interactions with the Jigawa delegates.
“Obviously, all the issues that we discussed are issues that concern the country very significantly.
“We talked about agriculture, we talked about youth empowerment, education, technology and a wide variety of issues.
“I think it was extremely fruitful, and at least we all understand where we are coming from and where we ought to be in the few years ahead.
“All of us are very happy that we were able to have this engagement,” he said.
Delegates, who spoke during the interactive session, included members of the state House of Assembly, local government officials as well as grassroots politicians and women leaders.onomy