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Truth About How VP Osinbajo Emerged as Buhari's Running Mate in 2015 Revealed



An approved history of President Muhammadu Buhari has uncovered how the President picked Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election notwithstanding the restriction of a national pioneer of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the Punch reports. 

The book, 'Muhammadu Buhari: The Challenges of Leadership in Nigeria,' composed by Prof. John Paden, was exhibited at an intricate occasion at the International Conference Center, Abuja, on Monday. 

The general conviction was that Tinubu was instrumental to the rise of Osinbajo, who served as his Attorney General when he (Tinubu) was the governor of Lagos State. 

A narration from the book state that the names of Tinubu; the then Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN); and Osinbajo, were sent to Buhari for him to pick a pursuing mate shortly before the ex general rose to become the party's candidate in the 2015 elections.

The writer guaranteed that Buhari picked Osinbajo above others in spite of gigantic weight from Tinubu to do something else. 

He, notwithstanding, did not reveal who sent the rundown of the three candidates to Buhari. 

Paden composed, "With Buhari originating from the North-West geopolitical zone, the Vice-Presidency had been zoned toward the South-West geopolitical zone. 

"Tinubu, a previous legislative leader of Lagos State and political "back up" of the South-West geopolitical zone, felt he ought to be the vice presidential hopeful. 

"His protégée and the then prevalent Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola, was likewise a conceivable hopeful. 

"Both Tinubu and Fashola were Muslims, which entangled the national equalization. 

"A third competitor, Yemi Osinbajo, had been Attorney General of Lagos State and a senior law professor and a church minister. 

"At the point when the three names were sent to Buhari, he picked Osinbajo notwithstanding gigantic weight from Tinubu." 

In spite of the fact that Tinubu was one of the four people who assessed the book on Monday, he didn't raise any complaint to the writer's case. 

While reviewing how Buhari Presidency rose, be that as it may, Tinubu had simply said Osinbajo was named Buhari's running mate on account of the requirement for "a religiously-adjusted ticket. 

He expressed, "There was the sticky issue of selecting a running mate. After cautious study and dialog, it was concurred that we ought to produce a eligiously-balanced ticket given the sensitiveness of the moment.

"In view of this conclusion, the name of Yemi Osinbajo, eminent law professor and previous Lagos State Attorney General was proposed as a brilliant running mate. 

"Osinbajo is additionally a minister in the biggest church in the whole nation and this would answer the individuals who wrongfully attempted to paint Buhari as prejudiced." 

At the book presentation, previous President Olusegun Obasanjo, who was the unique visitor of honor, depicted the 320-page book as a blend of history and current issues. 

Obasanjo included that the creator's record was precise aside from a couple of "wrong hints," which he said could be caught on.

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