Professor Yemi Osinbajo, former Attorney General of Lagos State, an astute leader with many titles to his name has emerged the running mate to the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential candidate, General Buhari in the 2015 elections. Osibanjo was selected over a line-up of several contenders such as the Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, Governor of Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole and APC party leader, Bola Tinubu.
Osinbajo is definitely a man that wears many caps. In addition to being a former Attorney General of Lagos State, he is also an Assistant Provincial Pastor of the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Professor of Law, Senior Partner in Simmons Coopers, an Ethics Adviser to the Advisory Board of the African Development Bank, a Non-Executive Director of Citibank and has two major books to his credit. It’s been gathered that Osinbajo was selected to gather votes from the RCCG members.
Osinbajo has been quoted to have said Buhari is currently the only President or Leader than can lead the type of revolution Nigeria urgently needs. Osinbajo also pledged to work with Buhari and the party if elected into office to restore the hope of Nigerians as he gave his acceptance speech at the APC national secretariat in Abuja on Wednesday. He said: “I am deeply honored and grateful to have been nominated as the Vice-Presidential candidate of our party, APC and especially the Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari. “I also thank the leaders and elders of our great party, APC for the trust reposed in me. “The task of rebuilding this nation is one to which I am fully committed. There can be no other President, Leader and commander that can lead that common sense revolution Nigeria urgently needs than General Muhammadu Buhari. I will proudly serve this country with him. “General Buhari’s uprightness and fierce commitment to good governance is well known. It will be a privilege to work with him. I come to this assignment with lots of hope and a resolve to be a part of this movement to bring Nigeria back to its lost glory. With the support of all Nigerians and the help of God, we shall make Nigeria work again.”
“I will work with him and the party to restore hope and confidence in millions of our youth and provide comfort and security for millions of our country men and women. I thank you all”.