On December 17, 2014, after days of marathon meetings and horse-trading, Muhammadu Buhari introduced Prof Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate for the 2015 presidential election.
On Election Day, about 15.4 million Nigerians voted for Buhari to become president of the federal republic of Nigeria.
It’s been more than three years since.
Prof Yemi Osinbajo is arguably Nigeria’s most active visible vice president ever.
Buhari is happy as the vice president from the very start has been front-and-center in the Buhari administration, appearing at the president’s side on a broad array of both substantive and ceremonial occasions, including Executive Order-signings and spearheading economy re-bounce and a peaceful, united Nigeria.
Osinbajo has transformed the infamously trivial office of Vice Presidency into a political powerhouse.
The absolute key component to Osinbajo’s overarching influence in the Villa is his relationship with Buhari. Historically speaking, the President-VP partnership deteriorates over the four or eight years in office. This has not been the case for Osinbajo and Buhari. Their affiliation has only grown stronger as each year has passed giving the president more room to concentrate on his health.
Here are some images of their time Nigeria’s president and vice president:
Buhari shares laugh with his deputy Osinbajo
Osinbajo receives Buhari back home after weeks abroad on medical vacation
Osinbajo submits 3-man panel report on suspended SGF Babachir and NIA boss
Sharing campaign jokes
At the President’s office
At a Villa function
At the Villa
Inside the President’s office.
Osinbajo With the President’s wife and grandchild
Duo receiving freed Chibok girls