We warned our children against joining politics – VP Osinbajo’s mum

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OrijoReporter.com, Mrs. Olubisi Osinbajo

Mrs. Olubisi Osinbajo, mother of Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said that the Vice-President defied her warning and that of her late husband not join politics.

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Mrs. Osinbajo who hails from Ejigbo in Osun State disclosed this in an interview with Punch saying his eldest child, Femi, was the first not to take heed of their instruction but later retraced his step after burning his fingers.

We don’t like politics. My husband and I also told our children not to partake in politics. However, Femi(VP’s elder brother) was once a councillor. But he later resigned and returned home. He said he could not cope with them. When we heard of Yemi’s own, we knew that it was God that put him there. Since then, we have been praying; I cannot rest again. I pray for him every minute; even when I see him on TV. I always tell God to take care of him,” the 85-year-old said.

The octogenarian told the paper that being mother of Nigeria’s number two man has its drawbacks saying it didn’t allow her to worship well in church as worshippers were always seeking favours from her.

Her word,Yes, they do and I feel that it is too much. It happens even in church and one ends up not being able to worship well. Some people would bring cards, letters and they would all want to talk to me. One evening, a person came and said that her landlord drove her out of his house because of her inability to pay the rent, and she wanted me to get her an apartment and pay for it. Things like that happen every day. I told my daughter and she teased me that people were giving birth to lawyers and doctors but I decided to give birth to a Vice-President. I believe it is by the grace of God and He would give me the wisdom to handle it.”

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