Senator Babafemi Ojudu, Special Adviser to the President on Political Matters, has vowed to return to the farm instead of working for Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s presidential ambition if President Muhammadu Buhari decides to back him.
Ojudu, who works directly under Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, said this on Saturday in an interview with Chude Jideonwo.
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He said the incumbent vice president remained a better candidate than the former governor of Lagos State.
Ojudu, who was asked if he would fall in line if President Buhari decided to back Tinubu, said, “Never. Take that from me, write it down today, I will go back to the farm. If I don’t believe in you I will not work for/with you.
“We are still waiting for Osinbajo to come and tell us if he is running. I personally will want him to do so, but he has not come out, so we will wait, and there is still time.
“If I support Osinbajo, he deserves to be supported… I see the way he works, day and night, committed, not asking for things for himself, committed to the people, committed to Nigeria and well educated.
“He can stand his anywhere in the world, comfortable with the young and the old, conformable with new technology and always coming out with solutions to problems. I mean, it doesn’t cost me anything to align with such a person.
“What am I looking for in life? I’m looking for a better society, a society where everybody can realise themselves. I’m looking for a society where some people will not pile all of a country’s resources into their accounts.
“So, if I see somebody who has all of those attributes, I have the right to support that kind of person, so if Osinbajo declares tomorrow that he is running, I will have no apology I will support him, and I will work for him.”