Electoral Update 2019: Osinbajo, wife arrive Lagos, set to vote


– Ahead of the elections, VP Yemi Osinbajo and his wife arrived Lagos to cast their votes

– Osinbajo arrived on midnight Thursday after the close of campaigns

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo and his wife, Dolapo Osinbajo, will exercise their franchise in the 2019 presidential election at the Victoria Garden City (VGC), Lagos on Saturday, February 23.

Osinbajo, who is from Ikenne, Ogun state, lived and worked in Lagos before he became vice president in 2015.

He was Attorney-general and Commissioner of justice in Lagos State from 1999 until 2007. Osinbajo also worked as a professor of law at the University of Lagos for many years.

The vice president arrived in Lagos for the exercise following close of campaigns on midnight Thursday.

Osinbajo had on Wednesday, February 20, solicited the support of Hausa community in the southwest for the re-election of President Muhammadu Buhari and other APC candidates in the zone.

The vice president, who made the plea at a Town Hall Meeting with the community in Ikeja, Lagos state, said that some former leaders did not like Buhari because of his stand against corruption.

According to him, stealing ended when Buhari became the president and that the government had achieved a lot with meager revenue because of commitment to use public funds to better the lives of citizens.

Osinbajo said that public funds should be used for infratructure like roads, power, schools, hospitals and that was what Buhari was committed to which some corrupt people did not like.

Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari and his wife, Aisha, on Friday, February 22, arrived in Katsina en route to Daura, his hometown, to participate in the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections on Saturday, February 23.


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