Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun on Tuesday declared the state’s support for Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s presidential ambition.
Mr Abiodun said this would allow him to pursue some of the projects undertaken by the regime of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor made the promise during a stakeholder meeting at Akarigbo Palace in Sagamu, where he said that Mr. Osinbajo had, over the past seven years, contributed to the many successes recorded by the federal government.
The stakeholder meeting continued at Alake Palace, Abeokuta, Ibara Presidential Lodge, Abeokuta, as well as the Olu Palace of Ilaro, the Supreme Ruler of Yewaland.
“We have no doubt that you will do well as president and we will support you,” Mr Abiodun said.
In his address, the vice president said he was in no condition to campaign, but to inform his people of his intention to run for president.
Osinbajo said he consulted widely with all sections of society, including President Buhari, before deciding to succeed his boss.
He said his work with Mr Buhari had exposed him to governance at the highest level and placed him in a position to tackle serious issues in the country.
Commenting, the supreme ruler of Remoland, Oba Babatunde Ajayi, said the vice president was competent with the required qualification to lead the nation.