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Saturday, 5 November 2016

How Tinubu nominated me as Vice-President – Osinbajo


Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo has finally revealed who nominated him for the position of the second citizen of the country.

In a his President Muhammadu Buhari biography, Professor John Paden had said Buhari nominated Osinbajo as his running mate.

But while speaking at the the Coalition of Nigerian Apostolic Leaders in Lagos, Osinbajo said a former governor who he once worked for nominated him for the position.


Although, he didn’t explicitly mentioned a name, it was clear that Osinbajo only worked under one governor.

He said, “An APC national leader whom I had served when he was governor was interested in putting me forward as the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in consensus with other national leaders of the party,” he reportedly said.

“I was a product of this system (Coalition Leaders). The church was reluctant and I understood why the church was reluctant. The church was looking at the head of the ticket (president). This is our first opportunity. This is our first shot at it. We need to maximise it and do the best we can.

“I think what my nomination and appointment have done is that it has open the door for us. We can do it and we can be influential in doing it.”

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