[The Presidential Blog] Let us wish the Vice President a happy wedding anniversary

Today, Mrs Dolapo Osinbajo, wife of the Vice President shared a post on her Instagram to celebrate 27 years of marriage between herself and Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the vice president.

During times like this when the only appreciation in Naira (and in turn the economy) is in Kobos, we do all we can to cling only to good news. Like this.

When Prof. Yemi Osinbajo was announced on the 17th of December, 2014 by the APC leadership as President Buhari’s running mate, the only thing that endeared us to him wasn’t his background in private legal practice, it was also his marriage to this beautiful woman, Dolapo Osinbajo.

Much like the effect of the introduction of Zahra Buhari on Buhari’s candidacy, Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s beautiful marriage became another reason to vote for the duo. Admit it!

Here’s a quick story from the vice president’s brother, Akin Osinbajo about their 27 years together to put this in context:

“When we were all younger, there was a time we were all worshipping in the same church in Ikenne and Papa Awolowo (the late Obafemi Awolowo, Mrs Osinbajo’s grandfather) would sit in front row and my own parents would sit in the next row behind him.

And one day we were all coming; you know during the Christmas we have thanksgiving. We the chil­dren, when it was time for thanksgiving, we were all asked to come out for thanksgiving. So, when we were coming back, because we four boys, all dressed in suit, and as teenagers we were all dancing, looked very gorgeous, and likewise the girls.

Papa stood up and faced our parents and said one of the boys should marry one of his girls (that’s granddaughters) And Mama said that can’t happen. But Papa said in Israel cousins do marry.

That was about 15 years before they actually married.

By the time they were marrying Papa had passed on. When the two of them came to say they want to marry later and the family said they could not marry because they are blood relations, Mama said Awolowo said they should not stop them from marrying, that Papa had said it while he was alive that they would marry.” 




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