Nigeria 2023: Why are Osinbajo supporters gravitating towards Peter Obi?

By Akin Irede
Posted on Wednesday, 22 June 2022 11:34

Nigeria presidential aspirant Peter Obi
Nigeria presidential aspirant Peter Obi (photo: Twitter)

Having lost the presidential primary of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to Lagos godfather, Bola Tinubu, Nigeria’s Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is calling on his supporters to rally around Tinubu ahead of the poll. However, Osinbajo's supporters are having their heads turned, citing integrity and religion as core issues.

“You cannot wish the country well and vote for someone you do not believe in,” Osinbajo said at the 7 June presidential primary of the APC when it was becoming obvious that delegates at the convention were set to elect Tinubu as the party’s candidate.