Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
AHEAD of the presidential election in 2023, Honourable Member of the House of Representatives representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency in Delta State, Hon. Rev. Francis Waive, has called on Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to run for the presidency come 2023.
He made the call on Sunday in a statement he personally signed and made available to journalists in Delta State.
Stonix News reports that Hon Waive is the only All Progressives Congress (APC) member of the House from Delta State.
The cleric cum politician declared that nobody from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) can match the candidacy of Prof Osinbajo, adding that the Vice President will win the 2023 elections with ease under the APC platform if he runs.
The lawmaker is the Deputy Chairman of the House Committee on Power as well as Chairman Nigeria Niger Parliamentary Friendship Group.
He called on APC leaders to do the needful and support Prof Osinbajo if the party is truly poised to win the 2023 Presidential election.
Giving reasons for his call, Waive said that the Vice President has displayed all the character traits of a good leader, adding that he has been a trustworthy and loyal deputy to President Muhammadu Buhari.
He pointed out that Prof Osinbajo has proven to have the capacity to turn the fortunes of the country around, building on the foundation laid by the present administration.
Nigeria, he said, needed a younger leader like Prof Osinbajo who has the presence of mind, vast contacts around the country and respect for the multi-ethnic and multi-religious dimensions of the country.
“Prof Osinbajo’s intellectual depth, managerial abilities, patience and tolerance are what our country needs at this crucial time in our history,” he reiterated.
Rev Hon Waive, therefore, called on all people of goodwill to pray and work for the emergence of Prof Osinbajo as President of Nigeria come 2023.