Special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on political matters, Babafemi Ojudu, has disclosed he nominated Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo to be attorney-general of Lagos State during the time of Bola Tinubu.
In an interview with Chude Jideonwo, the media entrepreneur, Ojudu declared his support for the presidential ambition of Osinbajo.
He further said he wouldn’t support Tinubu’s presidential ambition come 2023.
The presidential aide 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,” he said.
“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.
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“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.”
Ojudu again vowed to go back to the farm if president Muhammadu Buhari supports the presidential ambition of Tinubu.
He added: “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,”