Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has been described as a traitor after he declared to contest in the 2023 presidential election.
The call was made by Bola Tinubu's support group.
Tinubu’s women support group under the aegis of the Asiwaju Women Cooperative Society of Nigeria (AWCS) described Osinbajo as ‘Judas in the Bible’ and a traitor.
The AWSC national president, Mrs. Toyin Badmus, in a Facebook post, described Osinbajo’s declaration as the “reenactment of Awolowo vs Akintola in the old western Region,” adding “The traitor always loses…. Yemi is the traitor.”
While congratulating Osinbajo on his declaration, Badmus, who is a businesswoman, politician, and the Iyaloja of FCT (head of traders), said: “I hope you’re not relying on ASIWAJU structure. Even your people in Ikenne no want you.”
According to THE WHISTLER, following Osinbajo’s declaration, members of the Tinubu group also stormed their WhatsApp platform to express disappointment at the VP for ‘betraying’ the APC leader.
Meanwhile, the VP’s declaration has equally divided opinions on social media among those supporting his presidential bid and those against it.
While some have accused Osinbajo of ‘stabbing’ Tinubu in the back by daring to challenge him for the APC ticket, those supporting the VP believe that he possesses the qualities the country seeks in a leader.
There were earlier reports that the vice president planned to declare for the position after the March 26 national convention. But the VP’s media aide, Laolu Akande, had denied the reports.
“I’ve seen “news” that VP’ll announce presidential bid after APC’s convention. Anyone reading the story‘ll know it’s all false and speculative snippets,” Akande had said.