The Senator representing Kano south, Kabiru Gaya has revealed that he gave up his governorship ambition to focus on the presidential bid of Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Kabiru Gaya Heads Osinbaji’s Presidential Campaign
The lawmaker spoke on Thursday when he received the All Progressives Congress (APC) forms on behalf of Osinbajo in Abuja. Gaya, chairman of the The Progressive Project (TPP), a coalition of support groups backing Osinbajo for the presidency, said it is uplifting to see that “many Nigerians” have bought into the vision of Osinbajo. He said, “My forms for another run for my constituency’s senate seat in Kano are ready. They wanted me to run for governorship but I said no, let me run for the senate seat and be able to devote more time for the Osinbajo presidency project. “All your efforts are much appreciated — individuals, support groups and many others across the country are directly or indirectly involved with this effort and I am here to ensure that we reinvigorate our efforts and plans. “We are preparing effectively for the APC presidential primaries and we expect a process that would ensure the success of our candidate who has been the person who had worked closest and in deep trust with the serving president and had the best insight into existing challenges that he can tackle in good time. “It is uplifting to see that so many Nigerians, including many of you here, have bought into the vision of professor Osinbajo. We need all your efforts and all your prayers for our collective effort to succeed phenomenally.”
On his part, Tunji David, co-convener of Businessmen for Osinbajo, said his group is supporting the vice-president because he is different from other aspirants. “We continue to mobilise support for professor Osinbajo, not because we want to just support anybody, but because we have seen the really big difference between professor Osinbajo and all other aspirants,”
David said. “Apart from the fact that he has the charisma and capacity to lead Nigeria to great heights, he has been a very loyal vice-president for the past seven years and while working as an acting president, we all witnessed how well he did.”
KanyiDaily recalls that Yemi Osinbajo said he owes no one any allegiance asides from the oath he swore
to the Federal Republic of Nigeria when he came into office in 2015.