New poll Indicates VP Osinbajo Is the Best Candidate to Succeed President Buhari
As conversations around who emerges Nigeria’s next president in 2023 gradually takes centre stage, pundits in the ThisDay group have positioned Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, ahead of other eminent Nigerians listed in a poll published by the ThisDay newspaper on Monday, July 9.
The poll followed an interview of former Head of State, General Ibrahim Babangida conducted by Arise TV on who should be Nigeria’s president in 2023.
Aside from educational qualification, Babangida cited age and experience as important determinants for selecting Buhari’s successor in 2023, stating categorically that an energetic individual in his 60s should be considered by Nigerians for the job. The poll published by ThisDay on Monday listed eminent Nigerians, leading with Osinbajo as qualified persons to occupy the top position.
Others listed include President of African Development Bank, Dr. Akinwunmi Adesina; United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Mrs. Amina Mohammed; former Central Bank of Nigeria deputy governor, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, and Ekiti state governor, Mr. Kayode Fayemi, among others.
Building their analysis on the criteria established by the former military leader, former chairman of the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission, Dr. Sam Amadi, said Osinbajo is eminently qualified above the other 30 personalities listed in the ThisDay report.