From Segun Amure, (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Burea)
President Muhammadu Buhari, said he is proud to have selected Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in the 2015 general election.
President Buhari in a statement released by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu described the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as “a reliable and dedicated deputy who is not only admirably competent, but also exudes confidence and passion in the performance of his job.”
Buhari stated that he is proud of the legal luminary and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for giving a good account of himself.
“I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015.
“The Vice President is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations.
“Vice President Osinbajo is an incredibly patient politician who demonstrates remarkable intellectual and mental energy in the discharge of his duties.”
President Buhari wished him many more prosperous years and Almighty God’s continued guidance.
In related development, the Speaker, House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila has hailed Osinbajo for being “a patriot and democrat, whose services to his fatherland have been commendable, particularly since he became the Vice President in 2015.
“The VP has for many decades dedicated himself to serving humanity, serving variously as a teacher (lecturer), pastor and a politician of repute.
He noted that, “as a lawyer, Prof. Osinbajo has distinguished himself and rose to become not only a professor of law but also a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), which is the pinnacle of law practice in the country”.
“The fond memories of Prof. Osinbajo’s laudable contributions to the development of Lagos State when the VP served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice for eight years – from 1999 to 2007”.
“His Excellency, the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, is one Nigerian that should be celebrated at every point in time, but the occasion of his 64th birthday calls for more celebration.
“I, therefore, wish to join millions of Nigerians to celebrate the Vice President on this memorable occasion.
“On this memorable day, I wish the Vice President continuous good health and God’s protection,” the Speaker said.
Yemi Osinbajo was born into the family of Opeoluwa Osinbajo on 8th March 1957 at the Creek Hospital, Lagos.
Osinbajo is married to Dolapo (née Soyode) Osinbajo , a granddaughter of late sage, Chief Obafemi Awolowo.
Yemi Osinbajo was educated at Corona primary School, in Lagos. Between 1969 and 1975, he attended Igbobi College Yaba , Lagos, Nigeria.
He studied Law at the University of Lagos between 1975-1978 when he graduated with a Second Class Upper Degree.
Osinbajo had serverd as Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos state from 1999-2007 before becoming Nigeria’s Vice President.