Vice president, Yemi Osinbajo, has stated his position in active politics after leaving office in 2023.
Osinbajo’s aspiration to takeover from Buhari after 2023 came to an end after he suffered a humiliating defeat at the primary election of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) which produced his benefactor, Bola Ahmed Tinubu as the candidate of the party.
Speaking to representatives of the Diaspora Professionals for PYO during a virtual meeting, the Vice President vowed to keep pushing until change comes.
“I intend to stay very actively engaged in the politics of our country, because I believe strongly that, if God gives us that opportunity, the change will be swift and we will make a real difference, a statement from his media office said.
“We must continue to push. If we give up and say let’s see how it goes, we will be much further back than where we started from.”
Osinbajo has no political structure or network with which he can push whatever he wants. That was the major reason his godfather Bola Tinubu whitewashed him at the primary.
Apart from Kano South Sen. Kabiru Gaya and Babafemi Ojudu, the political adviser to the president shunted to Osinbajo in the lead-up to the primary, there are no other politically relevant persons loyal the vice president.
So the “we” pushing for change in his statement is yet to be defined clearly.