Speculation is over! Yemi Osibanjo has been picked by Buhari and APC as the presidential running mate ahead of Babatunde Fashola who was nominated alongside him. Over the weeks, speculation has be rife as to who will be joining Gen. Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 election, some say it’s going to be Gov. Rotimi Amaechi, others tipped Oshiomhole, now we know who he is.
He was born in Lagos State, Nigeria into the family of the late Sir. Adeyemi. He obtained a Bachelor of Law, LL.B from the University of Lagos, an and a Master of law, LL. M from the London School of Economics. Osibanjo is an Erudite scholar and motivational speaker who has held some leadership position. Between 1988 to 1991, he was the Special Advisor to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.He later joined the services of the University of Lagos where he became a professor of Public law and was appointed as the Head of Department of Public Law in 1997, a position he held for 2 years (1997-1999).
After his tenure in 1999, he was immediately appointed as the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Lagos State under the administration of senator Bola Tinubu, who is now the National Leader of the All Progressive Congress, APC Osibanjo held this position for 8 years, until the end of his tenure in 2007. He is the chairman, Board of Trustees (BoT) of Redeemer’s University and a solicitor to the former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Alhaji Sanusi Lamido Sanusi on the suits against Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
On December 2014, he was nominated alongside with Babatunde Raji Fashola, the Executive Governor of Lagos State as the All Progressive Congress, APC running mate of General Muhammadu Buhari for the 2015 Presidential Election