The All Progressive’s Congress (APC) has confirmed Professor Yemi Osinbajo as running mate to Mohammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressive’s Congress.
The choice of Osinbajo, a former university don, Attorney General of Lagos state and ordained pastor, is in line with national aspirations for a Muslim/Christian ticket.
Four years ago, Buhari had picked another Christian and pastor, Tunde Bakare as running mate but lost at the polls.
Professor Yemi Osinbajo is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and Senior Partner in the Law firm of Simmons Cooper Partners. A professor of law, he 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 where he obtained his LLB and LLM degrees respectively.
He 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. He was reappointed for a second term in 2003.
He is a Senior Pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.
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