……Says Osinbajo Is My Preferred Candidate
Former senate chief whip, Prof Sola Adeyeye has said the national leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos state, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu once told him, he was not keen in becoming Nigeria president.
Adeyeye however said Tinubu who has declared for president, which he described as ‘lifelong ambition’ is free to change his mind at anytime.
Speaking on a current affairs program, Sunday Politics, monitored on Channels Television in Lagos on Sunday, Adeyeye said matter of fact, that his preference is the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, despite his closeness to Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, who’s also rumoured to be interested in contesting for president.
He said; “ if the president is zoned to the south west, my preferred candidate is Vice President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo. He’s honest and understand the problems bedeviling the country. Governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi is equally very close to me. We were in trenches together and I’m also proud of the legacy he will be leaving behind in Ekiti. Also, Asiwaju Tinubu is a political strategist; a workaholic. But he once told me, he’s not keen in becoming Nigeria’s President. He’s free to change his mind. But I want to believe that the primary is a family affairs. Besides, who says the south east and south south can’t be the president. Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, for instance is also good. We also have some other people that are good in that area.”