Lagos- A legislator, Mr Solomon Adeola, has applauded the candidature of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as retired Maj.-Gen. Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC).
Adeola, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Public Account, spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in a telephone interview on Thursday in Lagos.
NAN reports that Osinbajo on Wednesday emerged the running mate to Buhari, the APC presidential candidate for the 2015 election.
Adeola said that it was a welcome development as Osinbajo would run an effective and unbiased campaign with Buhari.
“At the end of the day, we have been able to resolve on one particular person, I believe this is good for the party.
“I commend the leadership of the party and thank Nigerians who have shown interest on this issue for the APC to have come out strong to announce a name,” Adeola said.
He said that the party had demonstrated that the interest of Nigerians was paramount.
Mr Ayodeji Odu, Chairman,Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, Ekiti State House of Assembly, also said that the choice of Osinbajo was a welcome development.
Odu,representing Irepodun/Ifelodun Constituency 2, said that it was good balancing as Nigerians had been apprehensive of the Muslim/Muslim ticket they thought the APC was going to present.
“Prof. Osinbajo is a high ranking pastor and a very good lawyer, a former Attorney-General of Lagos State.
“He has paid his dues, so, sincerely, I believe it is a very good balancing that will win APC the presidential election,” Odu said.
The Lagos State chapter of the APC also lauded the emergence of Osinbajo, saying the choice was like putting a round peg in a round hole.
“Prof. Osibanjo is a deep intellectual, a revered Christian pastor, a revered professor of law, a redoubtable lawyer and a technocrat who complements the stellar records of General Buhari,’’ it said in a statement.
The statement was signed by Mr Joe Igbokwe, its publicity secretary.(NAN)