Jobs and security. These are the two pillars on which the All Progressives Congress will build its campaign, according to Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, presidential candidate Muhammadu Buhari’s running mate.

According to him, 80 per cent of youths have no jobs. Besides, Nigeria is fighting an insurgency that has taken thousands of lives.

He said: “We will focus on job creation and security. The most important thing today is how to create employment for the vast majority of people who do not have employment opportunities. Apart from that, security; but creating jobs is primary for me.

“About 80 per cent of graduates that come out of school today do not have work. None graduates are even worse off. As far as I am concerned, the most important challenge any government has today is to ensure there are enough jobs for those who do not have work to do.

“There is no question about my party winning next year’s election. Definitely, we will beat the ruling PDP. I think the people of Nigeria have come to a point where they realise that after 15 years of the PDP, things have got much worse than in 1999.

“Except the people just love suffering for the sake of suffering, there is nowhere else in the world where the PDP will be allowed to stay for one more day. I trust that most Nigerians will vote out this PDP government come February 2015 – by the grace of God. The hope is for change and that is the APC.”

Osinbajo, who is the head Pastor, Redeemed Christian Church of God, Olive Tree Parish, Banana Island, Lagos, spoke to The Nation after the church’s carol service on Sunday.

Reflecting on why he opted for politics, Osinbajo, a former university teacher and foremost lawyer, said it was because of his desire to effect positive change in the lives of the people.

He said policies that will affect the lives of the people can only be implemented if people with integrity occupy top positions in government.


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