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How Osinbajo emerged Vice President ~ Tinubu reveals


The National Leader of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, yesterday explained how Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) emerged Vice President.

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
According to him, Osinbajo was a product of religious balancing which became an issue in last year’s presidential election.



Tinubu spoke yesterday during the launch of a book; “Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria”, written by John Paden, a professor of International Studies. The event was held at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. He was one of the reviewers.

Tinubu noted that the choice of Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election proved that the President was not intolerable to religious difference as it was insinuated.

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“There was the issue of selecting a running mate and after a careful study and discussion, it was agreed that we should fill the religious balance ticket, given the sensitivity of the moment,” he said.

“Based on this conclusion, the name of a renowned professor, Yemi Osinbajo, the professor of Law and former Lagos State Attorney-General during my time as governor was proposed and accepted as running mate.



“Osinbajo was also a pastor in the largest church in the country, this is for those trying to paint Buhari as intolerant religious leader,” Tinubu said.

Speaking further, Tinubu said; President Muhammadu Buhari may be slow, but he is steady, especially now that he is older and given his experience.

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Tinubu noted that Paden succinctly explained the transition from the Buhari in uniform to one in civilian garb.
He notes that in terms of style of leadership, “Buhari, as a young military Head of State, was in a hurry.

However, now that he is older and given his experience, he is ‘slow, but steady’ in his approach to governance.”

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