Many begged Osinbajo for Vice - President position - Buhari  - THE DAILY CRUCIBLE



Sunday, December 2, 2018

Many begged Osinbajo for Vice - President position - Buhari 

             • Buhari

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President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday disclosed that many who had hoped he would die while in a UK hospital convalescing, did approach Vice - President Yemi Osinbajo, beging for the number two position ahead of time.

Buhari also dismissed as "ignorant and irreligious" those propagating the rumour that he was cloned and a Jubril from Sudan.

The President made this known in  Krakow, Poland, during an interactive session with the Nigerian Community in the country, where he would also attend the UN Climate Change Conference, COP24 later, according to Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President (Media & Publicity, in a release on Sunday.

Fielding question from a Nigerian in the Diaspora who wanted to know if he was real or the much talked about ‘‘Jubril from Sudan’’ - his supposed double, President Buhari  said it was real him they see,  assuring that he would  soon celebrate his 76th birthday strong.

‘‘A lot of people hoped that I died during my ill health. Some even reached out to the Vice President to consider them to be his deputy because they assumed I was dead. That embarrassed him a lot and of course, he visited me when I was in London convalescing… It's real me; I assure you.

 ‘‘If I am getting harassed by anyone, it is my grandchildren, who are getting too many.’’

The President also  used the occasion to reiterate that his government will continue to maintain focus and deliver on the three focal points of his campaign in 2015: security, economy and the fight against corruption.  

‘‘Those in the North East will tell you that in spite of the recent setbacks, there is a difference between the time we came and before.   

‘‘We are not doing badly on security, economy and agriculture. We have virtually stopped the importation of food especially rice and we are saving a lot of money.

‘‘We now have food security and that has come with fiscal security because a lot of young educated people have not regretted going back to the farms and earning a respectable living.

‘‘I am afraid, this is not receiving good publicity… but a lot of people in the rural areas are enjoying the benefits of our interventions in agriculture,’’ he said.  


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