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Emir of Kastina to VP Osinbajo: ‘We are strongly behind you’

L-R: Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, HRM Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, Emir of Katsina; and Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State

*HRM Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina, in Katsina State of Nigeria, says his people will support Vice-President (Prof.) Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, in his bid for the country’s Presidency in 2023

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HRM Alhaji Abdulmuminu Kabir Usman, the Emir of Katsina, in Katsina State, has expressed strong backing for the aspiration of Vice-President (Prof.) Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, towards succeeding President Muhammadu Buhari.

The Emir of Katsina stated this when the Vice-President paid him the homage visit to his palace Saturday, May 21, 2022, in Katsina.

HRM Usman said Prof. Osinbajo’s experience in the current administration in the country has made him “a better and more prepared candidate than other aspirants” running to be the President of Nigeria from 2023.

The Vice-President was in Katsina State to meet with the delegates ahead of the All Progressives Congress scheduled to hold May 29-30, in Abuja, FCT.

The Emir also said: “Take it from me, we are behind you strongly, and we will try as much as possible to support you.

“Someone with your experience is a better person than someone who is very new to the administration. So, you are on board already.”

The foremost traditional ruler as well advised Osinbajo on more consultations with the grassroots and dissemination of information.

HRM Usman said: “You need some touches; the touches you need are consultations.

“We are the grassroots; you consult the traditional institution and you go with them.

“Information dissemination is very vital in any administration; when you lose it, you lose the glamour.

“You will succeed if you have that information dissemination, Insha Allah.”

The royal father prayed for the success of the Vice-President in his bid to succeed President Buhari.

“You have to come on board; seriously, no matter what, no matter the difficulty, do it. Allah will be you; we shall all be with you.

“Your board is completed; I am sure Insha Allah, by the Grace of God, you are going to make it.

“We shall pray for you with all our heart; take it from us,” the Emir added.

Earlier in his address during the visit, the Vice-President had expressed his gratitude to the Emir of Katsina for the warm hospitality given to him whenever he is in the North-West state of the country.

Osinbajo also notified the traditional ruler that he was in Katsina to consult with the state’s convention delegates, who are involved in the selection process of the flag-bearer of the APC in the forthcoming General Elections.

“Your Highness, I have put myself forward to run as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to succeed, by the Grace of God, our very able President, Muhammadu Buhari, when on May 29, 2023, he leaves office for a new government.

“I put myself forward for the reason that I have served under his tutelage for the past seven years and on a number of occasions, I have also acted as president,” stated he.

Osinbajo further noted: “During that period, the President has exposed me to all that there is to know about governing a complex and diverse country such as ours.

“I want to say that I have learnt; there is considerable experience; and the key issues that concern our country today—issues of security, issues of the economy are issues that I believe we can do very well and I am in a position to do quite a lot on.”

The Vice-President assured the audience that he has learnt a lot during the last seven years, and has the information and knowledge to deal with the Nigerian challenges.

The Vice-President further stated: “I was speaking earlier to delegates and explaining to them what we are doing about security especially about re-engineering our security architecture—hiring more men into the Armed Forces and Police and obtaining more equipment.

“The problem of security, we know affect the economy as well; it affects farmers who are in the rural areas; it affects so many other things but we know that these are problems that will be resolved and will be solved by human beings like ourselves not by spirits.

“So, this is one of the reasons why I have put myself forward to serve as President of Nigeria when the time comes in 2023.”

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