Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has disclosed that the South-West leaders and elders will soon reach a consensus on producing a Presidential aspirant for the zone ahead of the 2023 presidential election.
He said consultation is ongoing daily and he is optimistic that the region may reach an agreement soon over the differences among the contestants
The Vice President, who is also vying for the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential ticket, spoke during an interaction with Osun APC delegates at the Government House, Osogbo, the State capital, on Friday.
Former Lagos State governor and national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, and the Vice-President are the major aspirants contending for the sole APC ticket from the region.
Asked how the region could curb the looming division being birthed by the presidential ambition of some stakeholders in the South-West, Osinbajo said consultations are ongoing to arrive at a consensus candidate.
He said, “I believe strongly in the wisdom of Yoruba elders and leaders, and consultations are always ongoing. I believe that very soon we will resolve whatever differences exist and we will reach an agreement on a way forward”.