- Nigerians have been urged to vote right and be hopeful in the forthcoming general elections come 2023
- These were the words of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the 62nd Independent anniversary service held in Abuja on Sunday
- Meanwhile, the former presidential candidate maintained that next year’s poll would present to Nigerians lots of opportunities and peace would
The Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo has urged Nigerians to be optimistic about the 2023 general elections.
Osinbajo noted that the coming elections would usher in a new Nigeria where justice and equity will prevail, Vanguard reported.
Osinbajo speaks on the blessings that await Nigeria in 2023
The VP spoke on Sunday, September 25, at the 62nd Independent anniversary service held at National Christian Centre Abuja.
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He said Nigerians may be facing many challenges presently but affirmed that the coming election would usher in a nation of law, prosperity and equity and lots of opportunities for the citizenry.
“We are celebrating Nigerian people wherever they are. Nigeria will be more fruitful and a blessed nation, Nigeria will be better, greater and stronger day by day, and Nigeria will be more peaceful.
“The future of Nigeria will be far more glorious, more prosperous and peaceful than her past.’’
CAN president counsels Nigeria on 2023 polls
The President of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Archbishop Daniel Okoh, at the event, said 2023 presents a unique opportunity for the Nigerian people to make the right choice of leadership.
He charged the electorates to resist any form of inducement and vote for the right leadership that would serve the interest of the people.
Nigerians took to the Facebook page of Legit.ng and reacted to the development.
Paul Agowa said:
“I absolutely agree with you sir, but that can only happen with OBIDATTi in power.”
Lina Frederick-o wrote:
“Too dull for my liking. He reminds me of Goodluck Jonathan.”
Eagle Race Collin noted:
“If APC mean well for Nigerians. They would have brought in this man. Eight years as a vice president is enough qualification.”
Sunday SO Elusive Ezekiel stated:
“That Is Peter Obi’s slogan – the vice president seems to key into the ObiDatti’s vision for a new Nigeria.”
Johnmark Alekeozo said:
“Wow. PYO is keying in to the New Nigeria project. Be Obidient and Yuseful.”
Eagle Race Collin noted:
“Well said sir.”
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Meanwhile, the reason why Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s name is missing from the presidential campaign council list of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu has been revealed.
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The development was said to be a result of the intervention of President Muhammadu Buhari who is the chairman of the council.
In a statement released on Saturday, September 24, Festus Keyamo, the spokesman of the council, explained that it was President Buhari who directed the organisation not to include Osinbajo in the list. Keyamo noted that Buhari gave the same instruction regarding Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation.
Economist Intelligence Unit predicts winner of Nigeria’s 2023 presidential election
The research and analysis division of The Economist magazine stated the chances of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)’s candidate, Atiku Abubakar, has been significantly reduced by the internal crisis in the opposition party.
The report added that Atiku’s chances have been narrowed by the growing popularity of Peter Obi, the candidate of the Labour Party (LP), in the southeast region, which is traditionally the powerhouse of the PDP.