How Osinbajo Built Bola Tinubu’s Legacy – Dele Momodu
The Director of Strategic Media for the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Council, Dele Momodu has said Vice President Yemi Osinbajo played an important role in the building of the legacy of Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, the presidential candidate of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).
Recall that Osinbajo served as Attorney General, for Tinubu as Lagos State Governor between 1999 and 2007.
Speaking in an interview on Channels Television’s programme tagged, “The 2023 Verdict,” Dele Momodu said Osinbajo is one of those who built the Tinubu image that we have today.
The media mogul said it is misleading for anyone to attribute all of the achievements in Lagos State to Tinubu’s brilliance.
Momodu stated that there are too many reasons why Tinubu will not be president, stressing that if not for Osinbajo’s hard work and brilliance, the much-touted image of Tinubu, would be non-existent.
On Tinubu’s excellent achievements as Lagos Governor, Momodu made reference to Osinbajo’s “brilliant and dogged contributions, many times, leading from the front.”
Momodu said that aside from pioneering major judicial reforms in the Lagos State Justice Sector, Osinbajo led the legal team that defeated the Federal Government at Supreme Court in the legal battle over revenue allocation and local government creation.
He said: “Records from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice reveal how under Osinbajo, the Justice Sector Reforms transformed Lagos into a model for other States in the country.
“While serving as Attorney General in Lagos, he was credited with undertaking far-reaching significant judicial reform in Lagos State, addressing critical areas such as judges’ recruitment, remuneration, training and discipline.
“Osinbajo also addressed access to justice for the poor by establishing appropriate institutions in the Office of the Public Defender (OPD) and the Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC) thereby repositioning the ministry from a “law and order” agency under the military, to a citizen-focused department of justice.”