Wednesday, 23rd June 2021: Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari will hand over to another of his apostle when he completes his tenure in 2023.
Osinbajo made this known while speaking at the presentation of a book titled, ‘Buhari in Us’ written by Haruna Abdullahi, Tuesday night at the Army Resource Centre in Abuja. He represented the President at the event.
VP Osinbajo, who said the President was conspired against and removed during his military regime (1983 to 1985), stressed that Buhari has given his best to Nigeria in his second coming, adding that he will continue to do so without apology as the number one citizen of the country.
President Buhari’s tenure who came to power in 2015 after defeating then President Goodluck Jonathan end in 2023 when he must have completed his eight years in office.
VP Osinbajo, who was represented by the Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, (Office of the Vice President), Senator Babafemi Ojudu, said, “Those who are crying now and abusing our hero when you take what does not belong to a thief from a thief what do you expect him to do? Not to cry? Not to fight back? To fold his hands and begin to clap for you?
“They will continue to cry while we continue to convince them that Mr. President is working for their long term benefit and that of their children… imagine that if he [Buhari] would have allowed to carry out the assignment then [as the military head of state] we wouldn’t have been where we are today.
“All the basic things he is putting in place today would have long been done. But it was possible then for them to do what they did [over threw him] because it was military regime… what we are saying is that this man meant well for this country. He’s a creature per excellence.”
The Vice President added, “Personal wealth means nothing to him. Who among us will be in charge of petroleum the time he was and will not be tremendously wealthy?
“Here is a man who was GOC, who was Governor, Minister, and yet no single corruption allegation on his head… let us tell them this time that Buhari will complete his appointment unblemished for he has got majority of Nigerians benefitting from his progressive initiatives.
“And when he’s through, he will hand over to another apostle of his who would continue and consolidate on his achievements,” Osinbajo stated.