General Muhammadu Buhari picks Professor of Law, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, former Attorney -General, Chief Awolowo’s son-in-law and Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor, Yemi Osibajo as vice presidential candidate.
Osibajo has promised to proudly serve Nigerians with Buhari if elected into office, Vanguard reports.
Osibajo made this known in his acceptance speech during the ceremony at the national secretariat of APC in Abuja, today. He pledged to work with Buhari and the party if elected into office come 2015, to restore the hope of Nigerians.
He said: “I am deeply honoured and grateful to have been nominated as the Vice-Presidential candidate of our party, APC and especially the Presidential candidate, General Muhammadu Buhari.
“I also thank the leaders and elders of our great party, APC for the trust reposed in me.
“The task of rebuilding this nation is one to which I am fully committed. There can be no other President, Leader and commander that can lead that common sense revolution Nigeria urgently needs than General Muhammadu Buhari. I will proudly serve this country with him.
“General Buhari’s uprightness and fierce commitment to good governance is well known. It will be a privilege to work with him. I come to this assignment with lots of hope and a resolve to be a part of this movement to bring Nigeria back to its lost glory. With the support of all Nigerians and the help of God, we shall make Nigeria work again.
“I will work with him and the party to restore hope and confidence in millions of our youth and provide comfort and security for millions of our country men and women. I thank you all.”
Osibajo pastors at Olive Tree House of Prayer for All Nations, Banana Island, a parish of the RCCG and has worked with a former Governor of Lagos State, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, who was expected to run with Buhari.