Encomiums as Osinbajo turns 65, Buhari, Tinubu eulogize VP

Encomiums as Osinbajo turns 65, Buhari, Tinubu eulogize VP

Nigerians have continued to pour encomiums on Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo as he celebrates his sixty-five birthday.

Osinbajo is the acting president.


Earlier in his goodwill message, President Muhammadu Buhari had described Osinbajo as a loyal deputy.


Buhari who is in London for a medical checkup; urged the political class to emulate the vice president on his humility and dedication to duty. There are speculations that the Nigerian president is scheming to hand over to his deputy.


Osinbajo a loyal deputy


In his goodwill message, the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; noted the positive role the acting president played; both, as deputy to President Buhari, as well as, his work as Commissioner for Justice & Attorney-General in Lagos State.


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Tinubu asked God Almighty to grant the VP continued good health, peace, and well-being for himself, his loving wife, and children.


As governor, Tinubu appointed Osinbajo as commissioner.


Meanwhile, was also instrumental to the emergency of Osinbajo as the presidential running mate to Buhari in 2015.


However, there are speculations that the Vice President is being pressurized to contest the 2023 presidential election.


Different groups are canvassing for the vice president. His posters have adorned most parts of Abuja, the Federal capital. However, the vice president is yet to declare his intentions to Nigerians.


Tinubu is one of the front runners to replace President Buhari.


Notwithstanding, this, political intrigues have created tension among Tinubu loyalists.



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