- Asiwaju Bola Tinubu paid an unscheduled visit to Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, June 9
- The recently elected APC presidential candidate had earlier paid a 'thank you' visit to President Muhammadu Buhari
- Sources at the meeting said Tinubu dismissed any bad blood between him and Osinbajo, saying they are like brothers
Aso Rock - The presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, on Thursday evening, June 9 visited Vice President Professor Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja.
The visit occured a few hours after VP Osinbajo congratulated Tinubu for his victory at the just concluded APC presidential primary election and pledged to work with him to emerge victorious in the general election.
“We were just sitting around when the vice president was informed that Asiwaju has arrived.”
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The source, who declined to be named as he has no permission to talk to journalists, said the former Lagos governor was jovial throughout the visit and shared the story of Osinbajo’s contributions not just to him as a person but to his political sojourn.
“He particularly recalled the efforts of the vice president in securing court victories for the defunct ACN, especially with the court case in Osun state.”
The source said Tinubu narrated how Osinbajo went to the United Kingdom at a time of extreme weather to get fingerprint technology that was used to help the court cases.
“Asiwaju said he is surprised that people assume the presidential contest will create a wedge between him and the vice president. He told us that they have come a long way and they are like blood brothers now.
“He said what happened was just democracy in action and there was nothing wrong with it.”
Tinubu was accompanied on the visit by Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, and some other politicians.
We believe in your leadership, youths tell Osinbajo
Meanwhile, the Voice of Nigerian Youth Initiative has described VP Osinbajo as a winner despite the outcome of the APC presidential primary.
According to the group, the vice president, who came third in the contest, won because of the belief the youth have in his leadership.
This was contained in a statement seen by Legit.ng on Thursday, June 9 titled, ‘2023: Nigerian youths to Osinbajo – You won.’
APC presidential primary: Tinubu floors Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi, others
Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tinubu on Wednesday, June 8, emerged as the winner of the APC's presidential primary held at Eagle Square, Abuja.
In a stiff contest, the former Lagos state governor floored his challengers, VP Osinbajo, Rotimi Amaechi, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, and others.
From the votes sorted and counted, Tinubu claimed 1, 271 votes, while his closest challenger, Rotimi Amaechi, polled 316.
APC presidential primary: Osinbajo’s campaign spokesperson hails Tinubu
Meanwhile, Richard Akinnola, the spokesman of the Yemi Osinbajo Campaign Organisation, has congratulated Tinubu on his victory at the APC presidential primary.
Akinnola in a statement shared on Facebook on Wednesday, June 8, congratulated Tinubu and described him as the presumed winner of the election.
He also stated that he has no regrets working for VP Osinbajo.