Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has on Saturday, stated that his kinsmen, the ethnic Yorubas, are those who will determine if a Yoruba person succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari, in 2023
Osinbajo appealed to ethnic sentiments, as he met the Alaafin of Oyo, in Ibadan, urging the Yorubas to work for the success of Buhari, in 2019.
He cautioned that it would take a long time for a Yoruba person to get the Presidency, if Buhari fails to return to power, in 2019.
Osinbajo who spoke at the Palace of the Alaafin, Lamidi Adeyemi III, noted that, Buhari has performed well and deserves another term in the office.
At the Palace with the Vice President were: Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State; Governorship Candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Oyo, Adebayo Adelabu; former Senate Leader, Teslim Folarin; and Akeem Adeyemi, who represents Atiba/ Afijio/Oyo East/Oyo West in the House of Representatives.
Osinbajo revealed that he was at the Palace to pay homage to the Monarch, and receive his advice.
“It is good to pay homage to the Palace. I greet you the King, I greet the Alaafin of Oyo and other Traditional Rulers here present. Anytime I come to the Kabiesi either here or in Abuja, I say it is home coming”, he said.
“The 2019 general elections is our own. We are not looking at the 2019, but 2023. If we get it in 2019, Yorubas will get it in 2023. Because if we do not get it in 2019, we may not get it in 2023, and it may take a very long time to get it. We need to look at tomorrow, and not because of today. What we are doing now is for tomorrow, and not for today.”
He disclosed that Buhari has proven to be a man with zero tolerance for corruption. He described corruption as one of Nigeria’s major problems.
“What I know about Buhari is that he is an honest man. What he says he will do, he will do it”, he said.
He urged the people of the South-West not to return the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, saying that, Buhari has laid a foundation to put Nigeria on the right path.
“Now, they are regrouping. These are the people that have ruled for 16 years, and they say they want to come back again. They are corrupt. Though, it is still difficult, because no man or woman can build a house without a foundation”, he added.