The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the 2015 presidential election, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, on Christmas day, took his campaign to a commercial bus.
Osinbajo joined passengers in the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT), from the Tafawa Balewa Square to Barracks area of Lagos, urging the passengers and other Nigerians to vote for Muhammadu Buhari.
According to him, the country is in need of a man like Buhari, APC’s flag bearer, to end corruption.
Osibanjo who is a former Lagos State Commissioner for Justice addressed passengers in the bus, saying he would utilise “unusual opportunities to reach out to Nigerians on the need to vote out the PDP.”
In his words, “Every Nigerian knows that Maj. Gen. Buhari is a no-nonsense person. He is going to make changes that would turn Nigeria around for the better. Remember that the APC is the party of change. Collect your PVC and ensure that you vote for the APC.”
“The only way to make an omelet is to break an egg. You have to do something and I think that all of us, whatever it is that we are involved in must be interested in making a difference in this country. This country needs help desperately. Considering the economy and the security challenges, everyone of us must be involved in trying to get a change.”
While responding to a question by one of the BRT passengers, identified as Mfawa Edet, on whether Buhari was sponsoring Boko Haram, Osinbajo dismissed the allegations as “pure propaganda.” He noted that if Buhari was sponsoring the Boko Haram sect, they would not have attempted to kill him.
Adding that he would make use of “unusual opportunities to reach out to Nigerians on the need to vote out the PDP,” he gave account of his stewardship as a former Attorney General of Lagos State saying the Lagos State judiciary recorded huge success because he enforced a zero tolerance policy for corruption.
When Osinbajo arrived at Barracks area of Lagos, he attracted some APC supporters, causing a mild gridlock on the road as party supporters, who chanted solidarity songs, struggled to take photographs with him.
Osinbajo had some days back met with some young people, volunteers, and social media influencers in Lagos to discuss matters affecting the country.