The vice presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Professor Yemi Osinbajo, opened a new vista in the nation’s political campaigns yesterday when he boarded a mass transit bus in Lagos and used the opportunity to solicit support from passengers.
The professor of Law who joined passengers in the Bus Rapid Transit from the Tafawa Balewa Square to Barracks area of Lagos, said the country needs a man of integrity like General Muhammadu Buhari to end corruption in the country.
Addressing the passengers in the bus, Osinbajo said he would explore “unusual opportunities to reach out to Nigerians on the need to vote out the PDP.”
“Every Nigerian knows that General 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 economic and security challenges; everyone of us must be involved in trying to get a change,” Osinbajo said.
He dispelled the rumour being peddled by political detractors that Buhari was sponsoring Boko Haram, saying it is “pure propaganda.” He noted that if Buhari was sponsoring the Boko Haram sect, they would not have attempted to kill him.
Osinbajo at the Barracks pedestrian bridge told commuters about the plan of the APC to alleviate poverty in the country.
He said, “You can only get to change this country by having the right people in government. One thing I can assure you is that I will not break my promise.”
The former attorney general of Lagos State said the Lagos State Judiciary recorded huge success because he enforced a policy of zero tolerance for corruption.
Osinbajo said that during his tenure, 22 magistrates and three judges were sacked because of corruption-related cases.
This unusual show of courage and determination to get support from the masses from a vice-presidential candidate caused a mild gridlock on the road at Barracks area as Lagosians chanted solidarity songs, and struggled to take photographs with him.