Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday night, March 14, said that President Muhammadu Buhari was probably poorer than when he was elected in 2015.
The Nation reports that the vice president said this during a dinner in honour of volunteers who canvassed for votes for the All Progressives Congress (APC) during the campaigns for the 2019 general election at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
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He said: “When I looked at his assets declaration form, I was checking it in 2015, I said to him, “Mr President, I am so much richer than you, it is an embarrassment.”
“He said, “I am only a soldier, you are a big lawyer so you should have more money than me.”
“I can tell you that he is perhaps; even poorer than he was in 2015 when I saw his declaration of assets form.”
Speaking on the supplementary elections taking place in six states on March 23, Osinbajo urged Nigerians to vote for APC.
“We are still not done with the elections.
“On the 23rd of March, we still have some outstanding states and as you know we are re-running in about six states.
“And all of the efforts we need to put into those six states, we still need to do.
“We can’t afford to slack off and say the job is done; we still have some things to do,” Osinbajo said.
Also speaking at the event, the APC woman leader, Salamatu Eluma, commended the volunteers for believing in the vision of President Buhari and Vice President Osinbajo and working for their re-election.
Meanwhile, we previously reported that Senator Kabiru Gaya described Osinbajo as a humble man, a great leader and a close associate of President Buhari.
Gaya fielded questions from state house correspondents after leading a delegation from Kano state on a congratulatory visit to Osinbajo on Thursday, February 28, at the presidential villa, Abuja.
Buhari and Osinbajo had on Wednesday, February 27, received certificates of return as President-elect and Vice President-elect following the February 23, presidential election.