Kwara legislator welcomes Osibajo’s endorsement

ABUJA: THE Senator representing Kwara Central at the National Assembly, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has congratulated Professor Yemi Osibajo on his emergence as the Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressive Congress (APC).

He said Osibajo was a well-ranked academic and a committed pastor of unquestionable integrity whose emergence further attested to the commitment of the APC to fairness and equality.

“Most importantly, I would like to commend the National Leader of our party, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, for the sacrifice and contribution to the development of APC and democracy in Nigeria,” Saraki said.

“No doubt, from his precedents as a forward-thinking Governor of Lagos State, and his profile as one of the foremost democrats in Nigeria, the people of the South-West and a large block of voters wanted Asiwaju as running mate to General Buhari,” Saraki said.

He added that the South-West, where Osibajo hailed, was known not to pay attention to religion but competence when picking candidates for positions.

“We cannot ignore the current happenings around the country that require that as a party, we must take extra caution and be sensitive to every ethnicity and religion by picking a Christian candidate,” Saraki added.

The lawmaker also commends other leaders of the APC who have continuously made sacrifices in the interest of the party and Nigeria at large.

“APC has once again demonstrated that national interests are paramount in the guiding principle of the party, as opposed to personal ambition. I use this opportunity to congratulate all party stakeholders most especially the Presidential Candidate for the success of the process in the selection of the Vice-Presidential candidate.”