Katsina Emir Abdulmuminin Usman has assured the 2023 presidential ambition of Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo is on course, and the traditional ruler has given him his word.
He spoke in his palace in Katsina on Saturday when Osinbajo paid him a courtesy visit.
“Take it from me, we are behind you; we will try as much as possible; someone with experience is a better person than someone who is very new to the administration.
“You need some touches; the touches you need are consultations; we are the grassroots; you consult the traditional institution.
“I really pray with all my heart that you succeed; that you carry on where your predecessor stopped and Allah will help you.
“I know you are a quiet man; a pastor, you know God; you know how to go with Him; we will pray for you Insha Allah but in your mind take it.”
Osinbajo has become a fixture in the home state of his boss President Muhammadu Buhari.
While the emir of Katsina and that of Daura, Buhari’s hometown, have always welcome the vice president and his ambition, the state governor, Aminu Masari, seems to be swaying to Osinbajo’s rival and party national leader Bola Tinubu.