By News desk
Yoruba youths under the umbrella of Southwest Youth Congress( SYC), have claimed that Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, is under attack because of his perceived presidential ambition in 2023.
The youths, in a statement on Thursday, said the alleged campaign of calumny would not hold water in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians.
The statement signed by Comrade Bamise Akintomide, leader of the group,said the perceived threat against Professor Osinbajo has the handiwork of cabal who are looking for recognition.
Akintomide said the cabal has also enlisted the support of agents of calumny of an equally desperate opposition, adding that such a campaign of calumny against Osinbajo will not hold water in the eyes of right-thinking Nigerians.
“We do know that the orchestrated allegations against Professor Osinbajo, especially the baseless accusation of misusing a non-existent N90 billion campaign fund, are all targeted at achieving the singular objective of dissuading the vice president from considering the idea of running for the presidency in 2023.
“While Mr. Vice President has not told anyone that he will be running for office in 2023, the South West Youth Congress will like to emphasise that the leadership shown by Professor Osinbajo over the period he has worked alongside President Muhammadu Buhari to pilot the affairs of this country has proven his capacity for effective and result-driven governance, and it is our hope and desire that come 2023 he is on the ballot to run for the highest office in the land, ” the group said.
“If he decides to contest, it’s our belief that he is immensely qualified and therefore he has our support and deserves the support of all well-meaning Nigerians.”
The group called on all stakeholders and political leaders in the southwest to be circumspect and unite in support of the vice president.