Nigeria worse off not having Osinbajo as president – Sanusi

Former Emir of Kano, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, has said that Nigeria is worse off not having the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as the incoming President of the country.

Sanusi who is also a former Central Bank governor stated this while speaking at a book launch titled: “Osinbajo Strides: Defining Moments of an Innovative Leader,” on Monday, May 1.

According to Sanuni, Nigeria lost by not electing Osinbajo as its president and that failure of the political system to throw him up as president has made Nigeria worse off.

“And I dare say, we all agree that Nigeria is worse off for not having someone like him (Osinbajo) as president, but I do hope that he will be available to serve and to advise and to put in his best for the country and continue to do. So I’m sure he will, in whatever capacity he finds himself in the future, and maybe we’ll still be lucky to have him lead us at some point or take some leadership role as a statesman,” Sanusi said.

Vice President Osinbajo had contested for the Presidential ticked of the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the party primaries in June 2022 against the President-elect, Bola Tinubu; former Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi; among others. He however lost to Tinubu who emerged the party’s flagbearer.