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How I Found Out I’d Be Buhari’s Running Mate — Vice President Osinbajo

Professor Yemi Osinbajo has explained how he was selected as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015.

Osinbajo, while speaking to State House media on Wednesday at his official residence, explained that he was working on a case in Abuja as a lawyer when he received the news.

According to him, Rauf Aregbesola, the current Minister of the Interior, informed him of the party’s decision at 1am on December 18, 2014.

Former Lagos governor Bola Tinubu is said to have taken part in selecting Osinbajo as Buhari’s running mate.

“I was working on the case at Peniel Apartments in Abuja on December 18, 2014, when at about 1:00 am in the morning, I received a call from Rauf Aregbesola that they were coming to Lagos to pick me, Osinbajo said.


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


Osinbajo said Aregbesola alongside Ibikunle Amosun, a former governor of Ogun state, took him to meet with Buhari who was the All Progressives Congress’ candidate at the time.

Osinbajo, who is seeking the APC presidential ticket, said he was fully prepared to take the gun to the presidency.
He further added that few people have the experience to become president.

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