The wife of late Premier of the Old Western Region, Chief Obafemi Awolowo, has given her blessing to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN), the vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress, APC, with a call on Nigerians to vote for him in the February 14 election.
Osinbajo is the running mate to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd.).
The call came when Osinbajo paid a visit to the matriarch, Chief (Mrs) Hannah Awolowo, at her Ikenne home.
The matriarch expressed her gratitude to God over the choice of Mr. Osinbajo as the running mate of Mr. Buhari and sought the support of the people of Ikenne in particular and Nigerians in general to make the dream come to fulfilment.
“I am very grateful this morning to see that Yemi Osinbajo is going to higher ground and it is my prayer that he will get there. I urge you all to support his aspiration. God will take you there”, she said.
Earlier in his remark, the APC vice presidential candidate eulogized the virtues of the late sage, Obafemi Awolowo, for his contribution to the development of the country, assuring that his party would not derail in carrying on with the his good policies and programmes.
“My choice as the vice-presidential candidate of our party is a rare opportunity for Remoland, Ogun State and Nigeria. It is God’s divine. Awolowo came out of Remoland to become the Premier of the defunct Western region and he did excellently well. It is my utmost believe and prayer that we will do more than him”, Mr. Osinbajo said.
Mr. Osinbajo said he was in Ikenne, his homestead, to receive blessings from the nonagenarian for a successful outcome at the polls come February 14.
The former Lagos Attorney General attributed the high level of insecurity, unemployment, failure in the power sector and other socio-economic challenges confronting Nigeria to bad leadership, promising that his party would bring about the desired change in all ramifications.
Mr. Osinbajo was accompanied by his wife, Dolapo, his brother, Akin Osinbajo, who was also a former Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice in Ogun State, the Iyaloja General of Remoland, Mercy Owolana, a former senator, Olorunimbe Mamora, among others.
The team also paid a courtesy call on the Akarigbo and Paramount Ruler of Remoland, Michael Sonariwo, and the Awujale and Paramount Ruler of Ijebuland, Kayode Adetona.
Mr. Osinbajo had earlier visited homes of notable sons of the town which include Adeleke Adesina, who is the coordinator of Ikenne’s Peoples Forum and Idowu Sofola.
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