The Vice Presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress in the 2015 presidential election, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo,has started campaigns on a novel note as he joined commuters inside Lagos popular transit buses, BRT to canvass for votes on Thursday.
Osinbajo told the passengers that the country needed a man of integrity in the mold of the APC Presidential candidate who can end corruption in the country.
The APC VP candidate who joined passengers in the BRT bus from the Tafawa Balewa Square to Barracks area of Lagos, urged Nigerians to vote for Buhari, saying the former military Head of State is the only one that can curb corruption in the country. He said he would utilize “unusual opportunities to reach out to Nigerians on the need to vote out the PDP.”
Osinbajo said, “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.”
responding to a question from one parsenger 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.
There was a traffic gridlock on Osinbajo’s arrival at the Barracks area of Lagos as supporters of APC trooped out, singing and struggling to take photographs with him.
Giving an account of his stewardship as a former Attorney General of Lagos State, Osinbajo said the Lagos State judiciary recorded a huge success because he enforced a zero tolerance policy for corruption.
He said during his tenure, 22 magistrates and three judges were sacked because of corruption-related cases.
He said, “In 1999, there was a survey, a great percentage said there was so much corruption in the judiciary in Lagos State. We decided on a plan; first we increased the salaries of the members of staff, we also decided that if a report was made about any judge, we follow up the report and treat any complaint of injustice, involve in investigation and we will reach a logical conclusion.”