Former Kano State governor, Senator Kabiru Gaya, has insisted that contrary to reports making the rounds, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo was not sidelined in the formation of the presidential campaign team of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Gaya, who served as the Director-General of the support groups of Osinbajo when the vice president sought the presidential ticket of the APC, disclosed this to journalists in Kano on Tuesday.
He stated that Osinbajo remained committed to the presidential ambition of the APC candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
He said, “I am a member of Tinubu campaign team, so the issue of sidelining anyone does not arise. Even the president has said he wants Osinbajo to be with him in running the affairs of the country to ensure seamless handover.
“There is nothing like Osinbajo is sidelined because after the primaries, we were in Osinbajo’s house when Tinubu came and said he needed our support. We had over two hours’ discussion. They are working together. Politics should not divide us.”
Gaya further stated that he is optimistic that in Kano State, the APC would sweep the votes in all the electoral positions, predicting that the New Nigeria People’s Party (NNPP) would come second while the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) would come third.
Gaya stated that the APC was not worried by the growing strength of the NNPP, claiming that it would only split the votes belonging to the PDP.