Osinbajo’s supporters to woo delegates ahead of presidential primary
Ahead of the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential primary, supporters of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo have mapped out strategies to win the support of party delegates across the country.
The group, under the aegis of Progressive Project (TPP), yesterday, hosted representatives of about 500 support groups, with a view to beginning strategies for beating moneybags during the primary.
At the event, held at TPP office in Abuja, serving and prospective candidates for councillorship, chairmanship, state and federal legislative positions, and some former and serving state commissioners exchanged views on how to achieve effective grassroots impact by heralding the qualities of Osinbajo as being greater than monetary gifts.
Head of TPP’s Situation Room, Mr. Jeffry Omoh, said the strategy would emphasise mobilisation of delegates and patriotism, not mobilisation of naira. He urged participants to “go home, study their environment more, improve their interactions with people and return with suggestions and ideas that TPP and its constituent teams can work with”.
He added: “We thank all members of the approximately 500 support groups who are already identifying with us, with firm commitment towards mobilising Nigeria in achieving an Osinbajo Presidency in 2023.”
Dr. Mustapha M. Jibril, who is Commissioner for Investment, Commerce and Industry in Niger State, said Osinbajo deserves the exalted seat, having served President Muhammadu Buhari meritoriously within the last six years.
He added: “Our efforts here and the motivation for supporting Osinbajo is not about whether political power goes North or South; it is about consolidating on what has been achieved in the past towards throttling into a better future for all, under a trustworthy and very capable leadership that would not need to offer huge bribes to party delegates before its emergence.”