BREAKING: Prof Yemi Osibajo Emerges As Buhari’s Running mate and Vice president in Nigeria’s 2015 Election. The APC Presidential flag-bearer has finally put an end to speculations on who becomes his Vice with the adoption of Yemi Osibanjo as his running mate ahead of other candidates thrown up for the position. The anxiety over who emerges as the running mate of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), General Muhammadu Buhari, has been finally lead to rest, as the party leaders on Monday picked former Attorney General of Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osibajo as the vice presidential candidate of the APC.
The decision to pick Osibajo was reached after series of meeting between leaders of the party, the latest of which was a meeting of the chieftains of the party from the Southwest geopolitical zone, who met Sunday night met to deliberate on the choice of Buhari’s running mate.
The meeting was attended by the national leader of the party, Bola Tinubu, the immediate past National Chairman of the party, Bisi Akande, the immediate past Governor of Ekiti State and Chairman of the National Convention Committee of the party, Kayode Fayemi, governors Babatunde Fashola [Lagos], Ibikunle Amosun [Ogun], Rauf Aregbesola [Osun] and Abiola Ajimobi [Oyo].
Others present at the meeting include Segun Oni [Deputy National Chairman, South], Pius Akinyelure [Vice Chairman, South West], Tajudeen Olawutan Bello [National Financial Secretary], Lai Mohammed [National Publicity Secretary], and Muiz Banire [National Legal Adviser].
Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of SimmonsCooper Partners. Yemi Osibanjo is a professor of law and was the head of department of Public Law at the University of Lagos (1997-1999). His tertiary education was at the University of Lagos and the London School of Economics and Political Science obtaining the LLB and LLM degrees respectively.
Previously served as the Special Adviser to the Attorney General of Nigeria (1988-1992), he later became the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State in 1999 reappointed for a second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the Directorate for Citizens’ Rights (DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights. Prior to that appointment, Osinbajo, a Professor of Law, was the Head of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos. PROCEED TO SEE MORE ON PAGE 2