2023 Presidency: Don’t abuse or insult Tinubu, Osinbajo warns supporters
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has warned his supporters against insulting or abusing APC National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu as both men eye the APC 2023 presidential ticket.
As both men jostle for the ruling party ticket , some supporters of Tinubu had reportedly accused Osinbajo of being an ingrate for not supporting Tinubu’s presidential quest despite what Tinubu did for him politically.
According to Vanguard, sources close to the VP, said Osinbajo is against any one abusing Tinubu and has therefore warned his supporters: “Even if his supporters abuse my mother, don’t retaliate. On no account must he be insulted or denigrated.”
Also, sources have revealed that a major plank of Osinbajo’s support base is the northern emirs, who consider Osinbajo to have demonstrated uncommon loyalty to President Muhammadu Buhari.
Apart from the emirs, four Northern Governors, two from the North-West and two from the North-Central, are also said to be rooting for the Vice President. But Tinubu is said to be more popular in the north.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Tinubu confirmed his intention to contest for the office of the president in 2023 after informing President Muhammadu Buhari about his presidential ambition.