I’m proud to have selected you as my running in 2015, Buhari tells Osinbajo at 64
President Muhammadu Buhari has congratulated the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo on his 64th birthday which comes up today (Monday).
The president, who vouched for the loyalty of Osinbajo, said he was proud to have chosen the former Attorney-General of Lagos State as his running mate in 2015.
The President’s message was contained in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, titled, ‘President Buhari celebrates Vice President Osinbajo at 64, describes him as a reliable and dedicated deputy.”
Buhari in his message on Sunday described Osinbajo as a reliable deputy.
The statement quoted the President as saying, “I’m proud to have selected Osinbajo as my running mate and he has given a good account of himself since our journey began in 2015.
“The vice president is a cool-headed gentleman who puts the interest of Nigeria above other narrow considerations.
“Vice President Osinbajo is an incredibly patient politician who demonstrates remarkable intellectual and mental energy in the discharge of his duties.”
Similarly, the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in a statement by his media aide, Ola Awoniyi, yesterday, said, “His Excellency, Professor Osinbajo, has made his marks in his many fields of endeavour and particularly in the administration of our great nation.
“I pray that God Almighty will continue to imbue him with wisdom and good health as he ably supports President Muhammadu Buhari in their patriotic mission to transform Nigeria and unite its people in happiness and prosperity.”
Also the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, in a statement yesterday, noted that Osinbajo had for many decades dedicated himself to serving humanity, serving variously as a teacher (lecturer), pastor and a politician of repute.
The Speaker recalled some of Osinbajo’s “laudable contributions to the development of Lagos State” when the VP served as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice for eight years – from 1999 to 2007.
Gbajabiamila said, “His Excellency, the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo, is one Nigerian that should be celebrated at every point in time, but the occasion of his 64th birthday calls for more celebration.”