A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi State, Salihu Isa Nataro, has rallied support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to succeed President Muhammadu Buhari, should the president decide not to seek a second term in office come 2019.
Speaking in an interview over the weekend in Birnin Kebbi, the state capital, Nataro, who was a gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the APC in 2015, also urged President Buhari to give Osinbajo more responsibilities in critical areas.
“Osinbajo, whom I see to be a possible replacement of Muhammadu Buhari is very active and understands the president more than any member of the cabinet. We must be proud of this co-operation to reconstruct Nigeria”, he said.
The APC chieftain also assessed the composition of the president’s cabinet, saying with the caliber of people appointed by Mr. Buhari, ethnic, religious and party sentiments have become a thing of the past in the scheme of politics and governance in the country.
Nataro called on the need to reposition the judiciary, which he said has concentration of questionable judges, oversized staff with various categories of courts such as customary, Sharia and so on.