Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has thrown a subtle jibe at the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2018 Osun state governorship election, Senator Ademola Adeleke.
Adeleke lost the election to the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Gboyega Oyetola, after a re-run and eventuality polled over 200,000 votes.
And Osinbajo, during a dinner and gala night at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, to mark Nigeria’s 58th independence anniversary, said Adeleke was able to get that number of votes due to his dancing skills.
Osinbajo said the development further backed the fact that Nigerians are highly humourous and generally happy.
“A few years ago, a poll reported in the British Independent Newspaper declared us the happiest people on earth,” he said.
“The same poll said that we were also amongst the most optimistic people on earth, despite everything that we’ve experienced as a nation.
“I agree with both assessments, in other words, that we are possibly one of the happiest in the world, but I must also add that we are, by far, the most humorous people on the face of the earth.
“Well, if you don’t agree with me, but I can tell you so many reasons why we are the most humorous.
“A very important politician insisted, and still insists that the most important attribute for leadership is dancing, and boy he can dance!
“And for those who think that that is ridiculous, at least 200,000 people voted for him in a particular election.”