The Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Muhammadu Buhari, has given reasons why he picked Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate as he bids again become Nigeria’s president.
While presenting Mr. Osinbajo to the media at the national secretariat of the APC in Abuja, Mr. Buhari said his running mate was chosen because of his impeccable integrity and excellent background.
“He is an excellent professional, a man of faith, a devoted family man and a role model to our fellow countrymen and women,” he said.
He also said Mr. Osinbajo is a professor of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, adding also that he is an alumnus of the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics, a prodigious author who has to his credit several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts.
“The vice-presidential candidate is a friend of the less-privileged, compassionate and zealous in service, a man of uncommon humility, a loyal, dependable and selfless patriot,” he said.
Mr. Buhari also stated that with his choice of deputy, the real task rescuing Nigeria and changing the country for good has just begun.
He promised to fulfil all the promises he made after his emergence as APC flag bearer and thanked all those who supported him in the process.
“The huge outpouring of support and acceptance has been a great encouragement to me and hardened my resolve to lead the process of rebuilding a new Nigeria and securing our future,” he said.
In a brief remark after his introduction, Mr. Osinbajo said he has accepted his nomination gladly and happily and thanked all concerned and stated that his selection as a vice presidential candidate by Mr. Buhari and the APC is a great honour.
“There can be no other president, leader and commander that can lead that common sense revolution which Nigeria urgently needs than Gen. Muhammadu Buhari. I will proudly serve this country with him,” he said.
Also speaking earlier, the national chairman of the APC, John Oyegun, who formally presented Mr. Buhari before the media as the candidate of the APC, also said with a full team on ground, the party is ready to kick start its campaign.