My Church Was Against My Nomination Because Of Buhari’- VP, Osinbajo


Professor Yemi Osinbajo has revealed that his church, The Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG) kicked against his nomination as the running mate to President Muhammadu Buhari by a National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, APC, Bola Tinubu during the 2015 election campaign.

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

Vice President Osinbajo was speaking at a State of the Nation Address convened by Coalition of Nigerian Apostolic Leaders in Lagos. He therefore urged the leaders to see his nomination and elevation to the position of Vice President as an “opened door” for a Christian to become a President.

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He said, “An APC National Leader who had served when he was governor was interested in putting me forward as the running mate of President Muhammadu Buhari in consensus with other national leaders of the party.

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“I was a product of this system (Coalition Leaders). The church was reluctant and I understood why the church was reluctant. The church was looking at the head of the ticket (President). This is our first opportunity. This is our first shot at it.

“We need to maximize it and do the best we can. I think what my nomination and appointment have done is that it has open the door for us. We can do it and we can be influential in doing it.”


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