The Guardian (Nigeria)

Northern youths to mobilise 20m votes for Osinbajo in 2023

- From Murtala Adewale, Kano

ACOALITION of Northern youths has launched a campaign in Kano State to galvanise support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo ahead of the 2023 presidenti­al election.

Under the auspices of Osinbajo Awareness Campaign ( OAC), the group unveiled a platform to mobilise 20 million youths across the 19 Northern states and the Federal capital Territory ( FCT) in solidarity with the VP as the only trusted candidate to continue with President Muhammadu Buhari’s policies.

Speaking at the launch of its Kano secretaria­t and campaign vehicles, the National Coordinato­r of OAC, Mubarak Haruna, declared that Nigeria needed the calibre of highly patriotic and genuinely detribalis­ed leaders that could drive the country to greater heights.

He explained that while other pro- Osinbajo platforms, including The Progressiv­e Project ( TPP) and Progressiv­e Consolidat­ion Group ( PCG) focus on the general population, OAC would mobilise 20 million youth across various political background­s in the 19 Northern states.

Although, Haruna disclosed that the number two citizen had not considered throwing his hat in the ring, he declared the group’s readiness to drive intensive campaign across the North and drum support for his candidacy come 2023.

According to him, Osinbajo has demonstrat­ed competence and loyalty to manage the complex entity like Nigeria, citing his diligence in stabilisin­g the nation’s economy while holding brief for Buhari.

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