by Anike Jacobs
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has mocked the choice of Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) as running mate to Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd).
While speaking with journalists in Osogbo on Thursday, the Chairman of the PDP in Osun State, Gani Olaoluwa, said Osinbajo cannot save the All Progressives Congress (APC) from defeat in the six states in the South-west as he does not have the capability to sway voters in the region.
“Osinbajo is not known in the South-west; he has no impact in the region. We do not know him and our people cannot support a man they do not know. Prof. Osinbajo cannot lay claim to any contribution he has rendered to the South-west region as a person.
“Osinbajo cannot make the people of the South-west to vote for the APC candidate. The APC candidate cannot get the support of the people of the South-west, despite the fact that his running mate hails from the region. Both Buhari and Osinbajo have nothing to offer for the people of the South-west.
Olaoluwa further stated that President Goodluck Jonathan will be re-elected in the next general election as he had done well in leading Nigeria.
“We need people like Jonathan to continue leading us in Nigeria. This is a man who has done greatly in all sectors of the economy. He has done greatly in the South-West and we can see all that he has done for us. This is a man we need for Nigeria to move forward.”