Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Buhari Picks Redeemed Pastor As Running Mate

The All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari has chosen Professor Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate in the 2015 presidential election. 

Osibajo, a law professor and former Attorney-General of Lagos state is a christian and senior pastor of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

Yemi Osibajo, 55, is the senior partner at SimmonsCooper Partners. He was for eight years, the attorney-general of Lagos State, during which wide-ranging reforms were carried out in the judiciary. The Lagos template became a reference point for the entire nation.

Osibajo is also a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN). He was educated at Igbobi College in Lagos, the University of Lagos, Nigeria (LLB, 1978) and the London School of Economics (LLM, 1980). He was admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1979.

He has authored several books on civil procedure in Nigerian superior courts, rules of evidence and justice reform.

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