Osinbajo names Buhari his hero, hints who succeeds President
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has praised his boss President Muhammadu Buhari in glowing terms—in spite of the PDP and critics who believe Nigeria has never been worse.
Speaking at the Army Resource Centre, Abuja on Tuesday during the presentation of a book entitled ‘Buhari in Us’ written by Haruna Abdullahi, Osinbajo summarized Buhari’s achievement and sterling qualities.
“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?” Osinbajo said through presidential aide Babfemi Ojudu who represented him.
“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 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.
“Personal wealth means nothing to him. Who among us will be in charge of petroleum the time he was and will not 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.”
Buhari’s tenure expires in 2023, and preparations have been on by those aspiring to land the top job.