The Disciples of Jagaban, a pro-Tinubu group on Wednesday asked Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and other politicians from the Southwest zone to bury their 2023 presidential aspirations under that of the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Although Vice President Osinbajo is yet to openly declare interest to contest the 2023 presidency, sundry groups have been pressurising him to do so.

However, the DOJ, a pro-Tinubu group, said all politicians, particularly from the Southwest zone including the Osinbajo must forget their presidential ambition and support the former Lagos State Governor for the 2023 presidency.

A statement signed by the National Coordinator of DOJ, Abdulhakeem Alawuje, in Kaduna, noted that for the overall interest of Nigeria, presidential hopefuls should accept the superiority of Tinubu’s candidacy and support him to be the next president.

Alawuje said the former Lagos helmsman remained the ideal and most qualified politician in the entire country today, to take over from the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).

He said, “A socio-political organisation, the Disciples of Jagaban, has called on all presidential hopefuls to, in the overall interest of Nigeria, accept the superiority of Tinubu’s candidacy and support him to become Nigeria’s president in 2023.

“With the zoning of the presidency to the Southwest Nigeria, the Disciples of Jagaban is once again calling all presidential hopefuls in Nigeria, particularly from the same Southwest to accept the candidacy of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, since he towers above all other contestants.

“Tinubu is coming to serve us as Nigerians, and not as a boss to rule over us; he would positively lead us to the promised land.

“Retreat your steps and surrender to a politician of note, DOJ urges the APC/PDP leaders, religious leaders, traditional leaders and the entire youths of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to support the best candidate.”

The DOJ boss also called on the youth as well as all Nigerians to support the candidacy of the national leader of the APC for the nation’s coveted seat.

“Our youths should, therefore, realise that just as a brilliant First Class student cannot be the Vice-Chancellor of a University, it similarly takes time to grow from being a youth to an experienced and a mature man.

“Fellow Nigerians, this is not just a campaign for Tinubu, it is an appeal to all Nigerians, irrespective of our ethnic and religion, to come together to give Tinubu all the desired support he needs to rescue the Federal Republic of Nigeria as the President,” he added.