The special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu says he nominated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to be Attorney-General to former Governor of Lagos state, South West Nigeria, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu.
Gatekeepers News reports that Ojudu made the claim in an interview with the media entrepreneur, Chude Jideonwo.
Ojudu said when Osinbajo met Tinubu, they talked about federalism for about an hour.
He noted that for the eight years Osinbajo was Tinubu’s Attorney-General, he did well.
He said he will go back to the farm if Buhari supports Tinubu for the presidency.
Ojudu said, “If I support Osinbajo, he deserves to be supported; I’ve known him since 1989. And in 1999, when I worked for Ahmed Bola Tinubu to become governor, he asked me if I knew someone who would become a good attorney-general and I said I have a lawyer who is smart and principled and he said go and call him.
“We sat down with him for one hour talking about federalism and the man [Osinbajo] for eight years proved himself.
“I was vindicated. He is comfortable with the young and old. He is comfortable with new technology and always coming out with solutions to problems. It doesn’t cost me anything to align with such a person.
“I’m looking for a better society where people don’t pile all the resources into their personal account. I have the right to support that kind of person.
“Never. Take that from me. Write it down today. I would go back to the farm. If I don’t believe in you I won’t work for you.”