10 Things You Should Know About Buhari’s Running Mate- Yemi Osinbanjo


The All Progressives Congress (APC) has chosen former Attorney General of Lagos State, Yemi Osinbajo to be the running mate of Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari in the 2015 elections.

Osinbajo was reportedly chosen from a line-up of candidates including the Governors of Rivers and Edo States, Rotimi Amaechi and Adams Oshiomhole respectively and party leader, Bola Tinubu.

Here are 10 things you should know about Yemi Osinbajo:

  1. He is a lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

  2. He is a Senior Partner at Simmons Cooper Partners.

  3. He is a pastor at the Olive Tree parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) in Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos.

  4. He is a professor of law and was the head of department of Public Law at the University of Lagos from 1997-1999.

  5. He was a Special Adviser to the Attorney General of Nigeria from 1988-1992.

  6. He became the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State in 1999 and was reappointed in 2003.

  7. He is also the Ethics Adviser to the Advisory Board of the African Development Bank and is a non-executive Director of Citibank.

  8. He is a co-founder & Board Member of the Convention on Business Integrity and the Justice Research Institute Ltd.

  9. He has authored and co-authored several books and publications.

  10. He is married with three children.

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