APC Primaries: Amaechi, Tinubu, Others Shivering Over Osinbajo credentials-Oba of Benin
Fred Omotara, Lagos
The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II on Thursday said the credentials of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo is making other contestants to shiver.
The Oba said this when Osinbajo visited him in his palace in Benin, the Edo State capital, to meet with delegates of the All Progressives Congress (APC) ahead of the party’s presidential primary election where he hoped to get the presidential ticket of the party.
According to the monarch, he has always been an admirer of the vice president’s eloquence and commended him for his respect for culture and tradition.
Ewuare II thanked Osinbajo for the visit to his palace stating that he was scheduled to be in Abuja for some official engagement but had to stay back to receive him.
“We got a letter from your office just the day before yesterday (Tuesday) that the Vice President is coming. We had to put the trip on hold.
“We have heard the reasons why you are here. We don’t need to over-flog your credentials, they speak for themselves. Because of your credentials, humility, calmness, there is no gainsaying that your contestants are shivering where they are.”
In his speech, Osinbajo said President Muhammadu Buhari had exposed him enough to critical decisions and programmes about Nigeria which he said has equipped him with the capacity to lead Nigeria.
He said: “I am here today on a political visit but for obvious reasons to ensured that I must start from the palace. I am here to consult with party members who are delegates in our forthcoming delegates’ convention.
“On April 11t, I formally declared to vie for the presidency of this country. I have been exposed to many things in government. I commend the president who has been generous to ensure that I participate in every policy decision making of government. I have the exposure at the highest level in government and the capacity to govern the country.
“I started teaching at the age of 24 and I have served in several capacities and I assure you that I will do the very best I can for the country.