Why I chose Osinbajo as running mate, Buhari explains

Muhammadu Buhari has described Yemi Osinbajo as “a man of uncommon humility, a loyal, dependable and selfless patriot.”

Former Head of State and Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Muhammadu Buhari has explained why he chose the former Attorney-General of Lagos State, Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 elections.

Buhari has described Osinbajo as “a man of uncommon humility, a loyal, dependable and selfless patriot.”

The presidential candidate stated this during a ceremony to officially unveil his running mate which held in Abuja yesterday, December 17. Buhari said:

"The challenging process of rescuing our country and changing Nigeria for good has commenced. One of the first decisions that I have to make is the choice of the Vice-Presidential candidate and my running mate.”

“The method employed in this choice was quite meticulous but yet rigorous. It involved the establishment of objective criteria, broad consultations with party leaders and a few opinion leaders outside the party and interactions with a number of nominees.”

“To assist me in this great task of securing Nigeria’s future, I have chosen a man of unimpeachable integrity, an excellent professional, a man of faith, a devoted family man and a role model to our fellow countrymen and women. He is a professor of law and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. An alumnus of the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics, he is 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. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who by the grace of God and the vote of Nigerians will be the next Vice-President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” Buhari added.

Osinbajo was reportedly chosen among prospective candidates such as Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi and former Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi among others.

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