head of 2023 general elections, a large presidential campaign billboard of President Muhammadu Buhari’s deputy, Yemi Osinbajo has surfaced in Abuja.
The campaign banner had the inscription, “Join us, Nigeria asks for Osinbajo 2023.”
Though no party’s name or logo was inscribed on the large banner, it had the name of a group, ‘The Progressive Project 2023’ as the sponsor.
There have been speculations that Osinbajo may be interested in contesting the 2023 presidential election.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports Osinbajo came into political limelight when on 17 December 2014, Buhari announced him as his running mate and vice-presidential candidate for the 2015 general elections.
On 31 March 2015 Buhari was confirmed by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as the winner of the presidential elections. Thus, Osinbajo became the Vice President of Nigeria when they were both sworn in on 29 May 2015. On 29 May 2019, Osinbajo took his oath of office to begin his second term as Vice President.
Meanwhile, after the formation of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in 2013, Osinbajo was tasked with other notable Nigerians to design and produce a manifesto for the new political party.
This culminated in the presentation of the “Roadmap to a New Nigeria”, a document published by APC as its manifesto if elected to power.
The highlights of the Roadmap included a free schools meal plan, a conditional cash transfer to the 25 million poorest Nigerians that has been flagged with discrepancies.
There were also a number of programs designed to create economic opportunities for Nigeria’s massive youth population.
However, Osinbajo is yet to come out in public to declare for the presidency.