President Buhari speaks about selecting Yemi Osinbajo as running mate

President Buhari speaks about selecting Yemi Osinbajo as running mate

- President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday celebration

- The president praised some qualities which Osinbajo has displayed in politics

- Buhari said he has no regret for selection the lawyer as his vice-president

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President Muhammadu Buhari said he is proud to have chosen Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in 2015.

Buhari made the statement on Sunday, March 7, in a congratulatory message to celebrate the vice-president’s 64th birthday, according to a presidential spokesperson, Garba Shehu.

President Buhari speaks about selecting Osinbajo as running mate
President Buhari described Osinbajo as a competent vice president. Photo: @AbdullahiJalin1
Source: Twitter

Buhari described 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.’’
“Vice-President Osinbajo is an incredibly patient politician who demonstrates remarkable intellectual and mental energy in the discharge of his duties.''

He said Osinbajo has given a good account of himself since their journey began in 2015.

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Buhari wished the vice president many more prosperous years and divine guidance in his affairs.

Meanwhile, a group comprising friends and associates of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo under the aegis of “Friends of Prof,” has announced the commencement of the 2021 edition of its empowerment programme with an expansion in the scope of the programme. gathered that the group is building on the success recorded in last year's event and also in honour of VP Osinbajo’s 64th birthday.

The group disclosed this in a statement sent to on Saturday, March 6 while calling on young Nigerians to leverage the opportunity created by it.

In another report, a pan-Nigerian coalition, the Building the Future Forum (BTFF) is set to honour Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, with a special public lecture in commemoration of his 64th birthday on Monday, March 8.

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The event which will be held at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja, via zoom and other online platforms is titled: “Building the Future of Nigeria through Enterprise and Innovation.”

Kess Ewubare is a senior political/current affairs correspondent at He has both a BSc and a Master’s degree in mass communication. He has over 10 years of experience in working in several fields of mass communication including radio, TV, newspaper, and online. For Kess, journalism is more than a career, it is a beautiful way of life.


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