Breaking News !!!! Professor Yemi Osibajo Is Buhari’s Running Mate

General Muhammadu Buhari, the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) today selected Law Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for vice president.

Mr. Buhari declined to pick Mr. Tinubu because that would mean a Muslim-Muslim ticket, an arrangement the party believes could hurt it at the 2015 elections.

“Yes, it has been agreed that Osibajo should be the one,” our source said. “It was finally agreed last night. There is going to be a press conference to present him today.

“But we will continue to work on Tinubu to accept the reality of our time. He could not have been selected because Nigerians  are sensitive to religion and we shouldn’t be blind to that.

“To be fair to him, he has agreed that Osibajo be selected but we will keep working on him. He has been assured of his place in the scheme of things.”

Mr. Osibajo, a core loyalist of Mr. Tinubu, was Attorney General during the former governor’s reign in Lagos and is one of his closest allies.

Mr. Osibajo, 55, is a professor of law at the University of Lagos.

He is a senior member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, RCCG, and is very close to its General Overseer and revered clergyman, Enoch Adeboye.

He has at various times been Master of Ceremony at the church’s Holy Ghost Convention and Congreses usually held at its Camp Ground along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Mr. Buhari ran with another cleric, Tunde Bakare, in the 2011 presidential election.

Osibajo, a law professor and former Attorney-General of Lagos state is a christian and senior pastor of the Redeemed Church of Christ.

”The party had consulted with the candidate ?and we they have reached some agreement that Prof Osibajo be the chosen candidate to run with Gen Buhari in 2015 elections against President Jonathan and Namadi Sambo .

Analysts believe that a christian on the Buhari ticket will guarantee the votes of those Christians in the North Central, South South, South West and South East who believe in the APC’s programs but may not be comfortable with a muslim/muslim Presidential ticket. “With Pastor(Professor) Osibajo on the ticket, the perceived baggage that Buhari carries will be more than compensated for. With this ticket, General Overseers of major Nigerian Churches will be eager to bless the ticket because one of their sons in Ministry will be on the ticket.

“The PDP has made religion and tribe the centre-piece of its bigoted Presidential campaign by highlighting and focusing squarely on the perception that Buhari is a religious zealot. With Pastor Osibajo on the ticket that religious card will become obsolete.

Yemi Osibajo, 55 years old, is the senior partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. He was for eight years, the attorney-general of Lagos State, during which wide-ranging reforms were carried out in the judiciary. The Lagos template became a reference point for the entire nation.

Osibajo is also a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He was educated at Igbobi College in Lagos, the University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1980). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979.

He has authored several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts, rules of evidence and justice reform.

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