Awolowo’s wife backs APC vice presidential candidate, Yemi Osinbajo

The wife of late politician and leader, Obafemi Awolowo, has given her support to Yemi Osinbajo, the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with a call on Nigerians to vote Mr. Osinbajo at the February 14 election.

Mr. Osinbajo is the running mate to Muhammadu Buhari, the former military ruler, who is challenging President Goodluck Jonathan to the top job.

The call came when Mr. Osinbajo paid a visit to the matriarch, Hannah Awolowo, at her Ikenne home.

Mrs. Awolowo expressed her gratitude to God over the choice of Mr. Osinbajo as the running mate of Mr. Buhari and sought the support of the people of Ikenne in particular and Nigerians in general to make the dream comes to fulfilment.
“I am very grateful this morning to see that Yemi Osinbajo is going to higher ground and it is my prayer that he will get there. I urge you all to support his aspiration. God will take you there,” she said.
Earlier in his speech, Mr. Osinbajo eulogized the virtues of the late leader, Obafemi Awolowo, for his contribution to the development of the country, assuring that his party would not derail in carrying on with the his good policies and programmes.
“My choice as the vice-presidential candidate of our party is a rare opportunity for Remoland, Ogun State and Nigeria. It is God’s divine. Awolowo came out of Remoland to become the Premier of the defunct Western region and he did excellently well. It is my utmost believe and prayer that we will do more than him,” Mr. Osinbajo said.
He said he was in Ikenne, his homestead, to receive blessings from the nonagenarian for a successful outcome at the polls come Feburary 14.

He attributed high level of insecurity, unemployment, failure in the power sector and other socio-economic challenges confronting Nigeria to bad leadership, promising that his party would bring about the desired change in all ramifications.

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