Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, the Vice President, is still under pressure to run for President in the 2023 presidential election, regardless of the fact that in the primaries on the 8th of June, 2022, the VP lost the APC presidential ticket to Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State, and emerging third.
According to The Eagle Online, this was reavealed by one of the ardent backers of the President Yemi Osinbajo Movement.The source said, on Thursday, presidential candidates of other political parties other than his, All Progressives Congress, have offered him their tickets for the 2023 elections.
Although the deadline for the nomination of candidates for 2023 national elections was declared closed on June 17, 2022 by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Parties can still change candidates only if the holder of the ticket withdraws voluntarily from the race in writing to the INEC and the party involved announces its intention to replace.
According to the source who spoke with The Eagle Online on Thursday, Osinbajo is still under pressure to run.
“The source said: “PYO is still under pressure to run for President. #itsnotoveruntilitsover.”
The Lawyer added: Gaskiya (truthfully), many parties and their presidential candidates are offering their slots.”
The source, however, refused to disclose the identities of the parties offering their tickets to the former Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice.
But another source, who was a part of the initial bid, said Osinbajo would not fall for the antics of those who intend “goading” him into the race again after he failed in the APC primaries.
The source said: “PYO is a loyal party member and will support the party’s choice.
“They pushed him to go ahead (with the initial bid) and still want him to contest.
“PYO won’t listen to them this time around.”” All according to the sources that spoke with The Eagle Online.