Abdulmuminin Usman, Emir of Katsina, has pledged his support to Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo in his aspiration to become Nigeria’s next president.
Usman made his support known when Osinbajo visited him at his palace in Kastina on Saturday.
“Take it from me, we are behind you; we will try as much as possible; someone with experience is a better person than someone who is very new to the administration; so you are on board already,” NAN quoted him as saying.
“You need some touches; the touches you need are consultations; we are the grassroots; you consult the traditional institution; you go with them.
“I really pray with all my heart that you succeed; that you carry on where your predecessor stopped and Allah will help you
“I know you are a quiet man; a pastor, you know God; you know how to go with Him; we will pray for you Insha Allah but in your mind take it; this is a work that must be done.”
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In return, Osinbajo explained how his current position as V.P has given him the experience enough to lead as president, seeing all the potholes and rough edges.
“I have put myself forward to run as President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and to succeed by the Grace of God, our very able President, Muhammadu Buhari when on May 29, 2023, he leaves office for a new government
“I put myself forward for the reason that I have served under his tutelage for the past seven years and on some occasions, I have also acted as president.
“During that period, the president has exposed me to all that there is to know about governing a complex and diverse country such as ours.
“The problem of security, we know affects the economy as well as farmers who are in the rural areas and so many other things but we know that these are problems that will be resolved and will be solved by human beings like ourselves, not by spirits.
“This is one of the reasons why I have put myself forward to serve as president of Nigeria when the time comes in 2023.
“I thank you again for your warm hospitality and I pray that you will live long and that this kingdom will prosper, know peace and joy under your reign.
“I pray that you will see the Nigeria of your dreams in your lifetime; a Nigeria that is safe; secure and economically prosperous,’’ The V.P said and prayed.