Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Saturday played the ethnic card, telling his kinsmen that the ethnic Yoruba, are those who will determine if a Yoruba person will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
He said that could only be realized if Mr Buhari got a second term.
Mr Osinbajo said this when he met the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi 111 at his Palace in Ibadan.
The Vice President asked the Yoruba to work for the success of his boss in 2019, claiming that if the chance is missed, it would take a long time for a Yoruba person to get the Presidency.
According to Osinbajo’s estimation, Buhari has done well and deserves a second term.
He said, “It is good to pay homage to the palace. I greet you the king, I greet the Alaafin of Oyo and other traditional rulers here present. Anytime I come to the Kabiyesi either here or in Abuja, I say it is home coming.
“The 2019 general elections is our own. We are not looking at the 2019 but 2023. If we get it in 2019, Yoruba will get it in 2023. Because if we don’t get it in 2019, we may not get it in 2023 and it may take a very long time to get it. We need to look at tomorrow and not because of today. What we are doing now is for tomorrow and not for today.
“What I know about Buhari is that he is an honest man. What he says he will do, he will do it.”Mr. osinbajo advised the Southwest people not to return the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).O
“Now, they are regrouping. These are the people that have ruled for 16 years and they say they want to come back again. They are corrupt. Though, it is still difficult because no man or woman can build a house without a foundation,” he said.
Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State, governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress in Oyo, Adebayo Adelabu; former Senate leader, Teslim Folarin and Akeem Adeyemi, who represents Atiba/ Afijio/Oyo East/Oyo West in the House of Representatives had accompanied Osinbajo to the Alaafin’s Palace.