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2023: Students coalition endorses Osinbajo, vows to mobilise 5 million supporters

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As the 2023 general election inches close, a coalition of 57 youth and student groups have resolved endorsed the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo as part of strategies to signal a resolve that Nigerian youth cannot afford to remain indifferent to the nation’s political process and its future.

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The Coalition said, it has taken cognisance of the Vice President’s empathy for the younger generation, competence and his understanding of the economy, hence, they have to endorse him to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari.

In a communique issued on Monday and signed by the Coalition’s Coordinator, Barrister Festus Ofume, after they met with officials of The Progressives Project (TPP), “a sole coordinating body for scores of existing and upcoming pro-Osinbajo groups across Nigeria”, the representatives of the 57 youth organizations also disclosed that they would mobilize at least five million youth across Nigeria to support Osinbajo’s bid. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Part of the communique read: “Being the most viable candidate for the office of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, we shall, in the best of today’s youth and coming generations, strive towards the election of Professor Yemi Osinbajo SAN,.

“At our enlarged meeting held at Abuja on the 10″ day of January, 2022, we unanimously endorse Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, as our candidate for the top job of the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for the 2023 general elections.

“We came to this conclusion after due consultation nationwide and after a thorough assessment of all he has done over the past seven years.”

The NACOYS communique insisted on the necessity of power shift from North to South and the need to pick an experienced and competent person from the north as a running mate towards ensuring further consolidation of Nigeria’s unity as realization of collective aspirations for progress, peace and development.

“We, members of NACOYS and other stakeholders have resolved that Yemi Osinbajo who is a Southerner should succeed President Buhari as the tide is set for the presidency to rotate to the south.

The group which signed the Communique are, the North Central Youth Assembly of Nigeria, ECOWAS Youth Parliament, Association of Northern Nigeria Students among 43 others.

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