5. Religious career His career was also buoyed by the time he spent as the Pastor in charge of the Lagos Province 48, Olive Tree provincial headquarter parish, Ikoyi before his inauguration into office as the Vice President of Nigeria. How did he get to where he is?
A report says he emerged as Nigeria’s vice president without lobbying for it. While, minister of transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and his solid minerals counterpart, Kayode Fayemi were said to have lobbied for the position of vice-presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) before the 2015 presidential elections. President Buhari ignored their advances and instead settled for Osinbajo, whose name was put forward by the National Leader of the APC, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Osinbajo once described his emergence as vice-president as divine, because he did not have to scheme to get the job.
According to the report, Amaechi had thrown in a challenge for the office. Amaechi’s argument was that a vice-presidential candidate from the south-south would temper the brewing restiveness in the region. Osinbajo has not publicly acknowledged Tinubu’s role in his emergence as the vice president, but he has given hint subtly about Tinubu’s help.
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