Osinbajo Still Under Pressure to Run for President- Ajulo

A constitutional lawyer and Convener, Progressive Lawyers For Osinbajo, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has said that the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is still being approached by high ranking politicians to contest the 2023 presidential election on the platform of another political party.

He said the vice president has been turning down numerous requests from various groups urging him to contest the presidential election on the platform of one of the notable political parties in the country.

Kayode Ajulo

Ajulo made this statement to the press to corroborate a post he made on social media, which read “PYO is still under pressure to run for President.

Recall that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo had participated in the All Progressives Congress, APC, Presidential primaries where former Lagos State Governor and National leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu won, on 7th June, in Abuja.

The lawyer said Prof. Osinbajo has been receiving numerous request from notable political parties to contest on the platforms since after the APC primaries.

“A high ranking presidential candidate of a popular political party has shown readiness to relinquish his ticket to allow a new primary where PYO will be the candidate of his party.

“Note that the constitution allows the candidate of a party willing to relinquish his candidature to do so, while another primary will be conducted.” Ajulo said.

“This is a known presidential candidate that has been begged by different groups to team up with a fellow candidate from the East but turned it down, saying his followers will be riled. He and his followers have absolute trust in the person and capacity of PYO. This is a testament to how acceptable Prof. Yemi Osibanjo is amongst ordinary Nigerians.” He said.

He further said “The VP’s integrity is intact. Remember he had asked his support groups on 10th June, after the primaries, to fully support the candidature of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. He also reiterated the position at a dinner in Aguda House on Monday 20th June. But the public must be aware of the huge pressure on him.”

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