Osinbajo Now: How I learned of my nomination as VP

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo said news of his nomination as Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in the 2015 presidential election came to him as a surprise.

Osinbajo, a professor of Law and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, is one of over 10 people seeking to be the presidential candidate of the ruling party, All Progressive Congress (APC).

According to him, he was working on a case of a defection of a federal lawmaker at the Supreme Court when he learned of his nomination.

“I was working on the case at Peniel Apartments in Abuja on December 18, 2014, when at about 1 a.m., I received a call from Rauf Aregbesola that they were coming to Lagos to pick me up.

“I said I was in Abuja. He said ‘good because you have been nominated as the vice-presidential candidate’ and I said is that how you nominate people?” Osinbajo said.

Osinbajo said he was telling his story to the journalists to let them know that an individual’s life can change at any minute.

He stated that he has always believed in and worked for a better Nigeria in his life and his decision to run for the office of president in the 2023 election is to enable him to make a difference.

The vice president thereafter sought the support of the journalists.



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