13th November, 2021
Traditional rulers in Nigeria have continued to praise Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his sterling leadership qualities.
The VP’s charismatic leadership once again received encomiums on Friday 12th November 2021 at the 85th birthday celebration of the Attah Ekid Afid and Paramount Ruler of Eket Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State.
Obong E.C.D Abia, described Prof. Osinbajo as the best Vice President Nigeria has ever had, stating that it is the wish of many Nigerians across party line that he succeeds President Muhammadu Buhari in 2023.
“The representative of the Vice President, Senator Babafemi Ojudu. I’m happy that you are here. I hope you will go back and tell the Vice President how much we love him, how much we cherish him. It is not an exaggeration to say that he’s the best Vice President we’ve ever had in this country.
“Many Nigerians in both the PDP and APC would want him to succeed his present boss. That is how much Nigerians have faith in him. They trust him”, he said.
The Paramount Ruler of Eket is not the first monarch to recognize and extol Prof. Yemi Osinbajo’s leadership prowess.
During a courtesy visit at the Presidential Villa in April 2021, the Yakanaje of Uke Kingdom in Nasarawa State, Alhaji (Dr.) Ahmed Abdullahi Hassan, lauded Vice President Yemi Osinbajo for his ability to bring people of different ethnic groups in the country together.
He stated that in his kingdom in Karu Local Government Area, “we are emulating your efforts, bringing ethnic groups in Nigeria together as one.”
In June this year, the Oniru of Iruland, Oba Abdulwasiu Omogbolahan Lawal, on the occasion of the monarch’s first coronation anniversary, said the Vice President’s leadership is an example for other leaders across the country to follow, noting that “you are a leader whose direction we will continue to follow.”
Also in November 2019, the Sultan of Sokoto, Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar, at the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs’ general assembly, showered praises on Prof. Yemi Osinbajo for his leadership style, which he said is divine.
According to the influential monarch, “Osinbajo has leadership given to him by the Lord God Almighty, it is a trust and responsibility.”