Edo State Deputy Governor, Philip Shaibu, has publicly voiced his support for the Vice President of the Nigeria ahead of the 2023 presidency race.
Though VP Osinbajo is yet to declare his intentions on running for the position, the Deputy Governor however, have urged him to run for presidency; while assuring him of the Edo preople’s support.
Shaibu who spoke during the installation of the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, as the Odumha of Auchi at the Otaru of Auchi Palace, had described the VP as the best man to lead the country forward from the era of Godfatherism towards good leadership.
“Your Excellency, just know that you have all of us in Edo, you have us, anything that you want to do, you have us and you have God. And by the Grace of God, we will have our own as the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria come 2023.
“By the special grace of God, we will mobilise ourselves so that we can take our destiny in our hands. The EndSARS was a clarion call to all of us not just in Edo but the entire nation.
“The era of godfathers are over in this country, it is now the era of good leadership and progressive leadership. Men that have intellect, men that will turn our state into an industrial state so that those who are unemployed will be gainfully employed,” he said.
With Prof. Yemi Osinbajo—who was the Special Guest of Honour at the event—stating the need to call out corruption few days back, many believe he could be the best man to take Nigeria forward in the future.