The Progressive Consolidation Group (PCG), a group in the All Progressives Congress (APC), says tension in the country will abate if Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
Speaking at a press conference in Abuja on Sunday, Aliyu Rabiu Kurfi, chairman of PCG, said they have made progress in mobilising support for an Osinbajo presidency.
Kurfi said he met with Aminu Masari, governor of Katsina, and Faruk Umar Faruk, Emir of Daura, over their group’s goal and had fruitful discussions.
“Every passing day, we see further indications of success in our mobilization and advocacy efforts towards ensuring that Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari and sustains our party, APC’s progressive ideals,” he said
“We deeply appreciate the warmth and hospitality offered by the people and government of Katsina state during our visit to Government House, Katsina last Friday as well as our visit to His Royal Majesty, the Emir of Daura, Alhaji Faruk Umar Faruk last Saturday.
“We assure all true Progressives and members of the APC in Nigeria and abroad that at the government house, at the Palace and in our strategic meetings with various stakeholders drawn from all the local government areas of Katsina state, our concerns for stability, unity, peace and progress of Nigeria profoundly resonate.
“Looking at the extant developmental challenges that the country is contending with, it is only wise for the party to choose a most qualified and most acceptable candidate to sustain and improve on the positive gains, achievements and legacies of President Muhammadu Buhari.
“It is in view of this development that we at the PCG feel convinced that an Osinbajo presidency in 2023 will bring down tension, facilitate stability and accelerate further progress in all sectors of the economy.”
The chairman said Masari asked his group to channel its energy to strengthen APC’s base nationwide.