Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, Nigerian Vice President has urged the Yorubas (South-West) to vote for re-election of President Buhari in 2019 general election for the region to produce president in 2023.
Osinbajo said this in Oyo town at the Palace of Alaafin, Lamidi Adeyemi 111, Osinbajo added that Buhari has performed very well to deservr re-election in 2019.
At the palace with the vice president were Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo state, All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate in Oyo, Adebayo Adelabu, former Senate leader, Teslim Folarin, and Akeem Adeyemi, who represents Atiba/ Afijio/Oyo East/Oyo West in the House of Representatives.
Mr Osinbajo said he was at the palace to pay homage to the monarch and receive his advice.
“It is good to pay homage to the palace. I greet you the king, I greet the Alaafin of Oyo and other traditional rulers here present. Anytime I come to the Kabiesi either here on Abuja, I say it is home coming,” he said.
“The 2019 general elections is our own. We are not looking at the 2019 but 2023. If we get it in 2019, Yoruba will get it in 2023. Because if we don’t get it in 2019, we may not get it in 2023 and it may take a very long time to get it. We need to look at tomorrow and not because of today. What we are doing now is for tomorrow and not for today.”
He said that Mr Buhari had proven to be a man with zero tolerance for corruption. He described corruption as one of Nigeria’s major problems.
“What I know about Buhari is that he is an honest man. What he says he will do, he will do it,” he said.
He urged the people of the southwest not to return the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), saying that Mr Buhari had laid a foundation to put Nigeria on the right path.
Senator Ahmed Lawan has also in a function in Bauchi said the PDP will cease to exist in 2019.
“Now, they are regrouping. These are the people that have ruled for 16 years and they say they want to come back again. They are corrupt. Though, it is still difficult because no man or woman can build a house without a foundation,” he said.
Oba Adeyemi earlier in his address described Osinbajo as a cerebral lawyer who has excelled in his profession.
He said, “He is a good lawyer, the case he instituted on behalf of Lagos state when the federal government withhold the local government allocations in Lagos state during Obasanjo regime, he won the case. And it was Yar’adua that paid the money to Lagos state. The load you are carrying is big, Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, you will succeed”.