The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo has opened up on how he found out that he had being nominated to serve as President Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate in 2015.
The Vice-president narrated the incident which he stated came as a surprise to him on Wednesday when he hosted members of the State House Press Corps to a breaking of fast (Iftar) at his Aguda Residence at the President Villa, Abuja.
He explained that he was working on a case of defection of a federal lawmaker at the Supreme Court when news of his nomination got to him.
He said: “I was working on the case at Peniel Apartments in Abuja on December 18, 2014, when at about 1 a.m. in the morning, I received a call from Rauf Aregbesola that they were coming to Lagos to pick me.
“I said I was in Abuja. He said ‘good because you have been nominated as the vice-presidential candidate’ and I said is that how you nominate people.”
He explained further that after concluding the case he returned home and told himself that this is probably the last time he would be wearing his wig.
He said that Mr Aregbesola, who is the current interior minister, and former Ogun State governor, Ibikunle Amosun, later took him to meet President Muhammadu Buhari who was then the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) for the 2015 elections in Nigeria.
Osinbajo noted that he was telling his story so people would know that an individual’s life can change at any minute while also adding that he has always believed and worked for a better Nigeria all his life and his decision to run for office was to make a better Nigeria.