By Omeiza Ajayi, Abuja
A former presidential adviser and chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress APC in Borno state, Senator Muhammed Abba Aji has advised a national leader of the party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu to shelve his presidential ambition and allow his dreams for his political godson, vice president Yemi Osinbajo to materialize.
In an interview Monday in Abuja, Abba Aji, an Arewa elder who served as Special Adviser on National Assembly Matters to two Presidents emphasized that in spite of challenges, Osinbajo has a solid support base in the North, along with thriving circles of influential supporters across the South.
Senator Abba Aji who is one of the Arewa elders in the Progressive Consolidation Group PCG, a pro-Osinbajo lobby group that has been active since last year also applauded the spontaneous nationwide celebrations that greeted Professor Osinbajo’s declaration for the 2023 presidency.
He said; “I have been in politics since the early ’80s and I can tell you that the Nigerian electorate is now much wiser, much more discerning and sophisticated than what you had in the past. The spontaneous rallies are a show of strength, asserting the power of the real people and it is a strong pointer to Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s very bright chances for ultimate electoral victory,” he said.