By Akeem Abas, Ibadan.
A political support group, The Osinbajo Think Tank (TOTT), has called on the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Chief Bola Tinubu, to strengthen good governance in the country.
Mr Olugbenga Olaoye, the TOTT’s spokesperson, in an interaction with newsmen on Saturday in Ibadan, expressed satisfaction over the peaceful conduct of the party’s primaries.
Tinubu, the APC National Leader and former Governor of Lagos State, emerged the party’s presidential candidate at the recent primaries in Abuja.
Tinubu emerged winner, having polled 1,271 votes to defeat all other presidential aspirants, including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Senate President Ahmed Lawan and former Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi.
Olaoye said the group was pleased with the peaceful conduct of the primary election, urging Tinubu to strengthen good governance in the country.
“Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on Tuesday in Abuja defeated our dogged principal and Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo and 12 other candidates in the presidential primary election.
“This group, in accordance with our vision of promoting good governance, is in support of every process of democracy, as demonstrated by the APC.
“We congratulate the APC National leader on his recent victory and urge him to uphold good governance in Nigeria, as he has always done,” he said.
Olaoye described Tinubu’s victory as well-deserved, considering his contributions to the development of democracy in the country.
He assured the people of the group’s commitment to a united Nigeria, urging all political aspirants to toe the path of Osinbajo.
Olaoye eulogised Osinbajo’s unalloyed commitment to the growth of the nation, which led him to being a frontline presidential aspirant.
He congratulated Osinbajo for his show of maturity and unwavering conviction, in spite of the pressures on him to step down from contesting the primary election.