Peter Obi to APC: Why didn’t you bring Osinbajo if you want Nigeria to work?

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, and Peter Obi exchanging pleasantries at a public event. File photo

By Oluwafemi Popoola

Labour Party (LP) presidential candidate, Peter Obi, has questioned the patriotism of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) for not fielding the outgoing Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, as its presidential candidate saying the VP was best for the party and Nigeria.

The former Anambra State governor was sighted making the statement on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in a now-viral video trending on social media, where he was seen exchanging pleasantries with guests at an event many believed to be the birthday party of the popular publisher of Ovation International Magazine, Dele Momodu, in London.

Obi, who many claimed attended the event as one of the guests, said he wants Nigeria to work as a country and will continue to say it at any given time.

He said he had, sometimes, confronted some persons in the APC and queried why Osinbajo was not adopted as the presidential candidate just for the sake of the good of the country, insisting he was the best man for the job.

“I want to see Nigeria work. I don’t hide it any day, any time, I even confronted APC if you want it to work, why didn’t you bring Osinbajo? Let’s have the place working for everyone so that we have people who want to work for the good of the country and are healthy and good,” said the 2023 Labour presidential candidate, Obi.

Recall on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, the former two-term Anambra State governor had praised the VP for his exemplary leadership and urged Nigerian leaders to invest robustly in the country’s healthcare delivery system by following the examples of the Vice President, Prof Osinbajo who had his surgery done in a Nigerian hospital.

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Earlier, VP Yemi Osinbajo had checked into the Duchess International Hospital at Ikeja, Lagos State, on Saturday, July 16, 2022, for a surgical procedure on his thigh bone to repair a fracture on his leg due to recurrent pain from a long-time injury associated with the game of squash.

This was followed by cheers and praises from many Nigerians who commended the VP for patronizing Nigerian hospital despite some other politicians who regularly travel abroad for medical treatments.