The presidential candidate for the All People’s Congress (APC) General Buhari has chosen former Attorney General of Lagos State, Professor Yemi Osibajo as his running mate for the 2015 general elections.
The announcement was made on Wednesday ending days of speculations.
Professor’s Osibajo’s nomination did not come as a surprise to many political analysts who had always known that the 55-year-old Senior Advocate of Nigeria would be Buhari’s choice.
Osibajo was appointed the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in 1999 and reappointed for a second term in 2003. During the period of his public service, he commenced the Lagos State justice reform project. A prominent feature of that project was the establishment of the
Directorate for Citizens’ Rights (DCR) which provides free legal services and legal representation to indigent citizens of the state. This initiative gave a voice to many who would otherwise not have a way to access their rights.