Who Is PYO In Nigeria? Professor Yemi Osinbajo Short Name
The full meaning of PYO in Nigeria is Professor Yemi Osinbajo. Its just like the short name of Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
It’s as though Professor Yemi Osinbajo’s, SAN, GCON, ascent to the top of the list of potential presidential candidates for 2023 has sprung out of nowhere. It’s outraged a few groups and worried a few other candidates.
He formally proclaimed his intention to run for the 2023 Race to Aso Rock on Monday, April 11, 2022, and it has had a significant impact on the political landscape ever since.
Do you have any idea why the Vice President (PYO) has become such a hot topic recently? He’s like a rose in a field of greens; he’s the only one. In spite of his diminutive stature, he has a towering mind, mannerisms and demeanors, as well as a person of high moral character.
But maybe his most remarkable accomplishment to date is that he is currently the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a position that he has handled admirably for nearly seven years without ill will or resentment and in service to his employer President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
There has been a lot of discussion over PYO’s well-crafted 29-paragraph Declaration Of Interest Speech, which also included highlights from what could be considered a paraphrase of his Manifesto. There have been a variety of critics, supporters, and sympathizers of other hopefuls pointing out flaws in his speech.
President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he has worked with for the past seven years, is described as a “genuine Nigerian patriot,” a “servant of the nation in war and peace,” and “a man of integrity” by some.
In his statement, PYO said: “If by the grace of God and the desire of the people, I am given the opportunity, then I believe that first, we must accomplish what we have started.” Some have questioned what Buhari’s administration has put down as a foundation for PYO’s plans.
Intriguingly, PYO’s apparent or perceived placidity about government policies, of which he is part, and the concomitant social and political difficulties that have an undeniable negative influence on the people, are both condemned.
A cool, calm, calculating, reasonable, level-headed, vibrant legal mind that PYO is, with benefit of history and native intelligence, could not have done otherwise. He has a guide, among other factors, the declaratory pronouncement of the Supreme Court in the case: A.G. Federation v.Abubakar (2007) 10 NWLR (Pt.1041)1, that THE VICE PRESIDENT, AS A MEMBER OF THE PRESIDENT’S TEAM CANNOT CRITICIZE THE POLICIES AND ACTIONS OF THE GOVERNMENT OPENLY.
Chief Afe Babalola, SAN, OFR, CON, handled the brief on behalf of the Attorney General of the Federation. The legal luminary recounted the Supreme Court judgement in his autobiography: Impossibility Made Possible. An excerpt from the book reads:
“It is not intended to suggest that the union (between the President and Vice President) demands of the Vice that he should be a slave to the President, with no will or opinion of his own, it does not submerge his personality or individuality in that of the President or make them two-in-one…
“As the President’s Chief Adviser, it is his prerogative and duty to discuss freely with him the policies and actions of the government, to point out any defects or errors in them, and the dangers to which they may expose the government. Nevertheless, having done this, the principle of collective responsibility binds him to all government decisions and actions, whether they emanated from the President alone or from the Executive Council.
“So long as he remains in office as Vice President, he is not free to oppose in public, decisions or actions of the President or the Executive Council, no matter that he personally disagrees with them. His freedom to disagree and to criticize can only be exercised privately in a meeting with the President alone or in the Executive Council.
“Freedom on the part of a Vice President to criticize his President publicly for mismanagement or corruption is certainly not consistent with the loyalty required of him as a member of the President’s team.”
The import of Yoruba aphorism: “A F’ogbon Ologbon S’ogbon L’ogbon… Eni T’ojin Si K’oto, Ko Awon T’oku L’ogbon” – Wiser is he, who learn from the causation of the pitfall of others, than he who fell victim before learning his lesson – was not lost on calm, cool-headed PYO, guided by the ethos of OMOLUWABI – One well brought up.
Nigeria and Nigerians are on the march again, for the race for a Mr. President. Sadly, of concern, it seems to have become a race for all-comers of all sorts. But, in the midst of the mix, there is a man on the block who stands shoulders high.
For seven unbroken years, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has been the Vice President, learning the ropes. He has painstakingly watched from inside and from the sidelines, workings and proceedings in the highest echelon of power in the land. He knows which Ts to cross, the loopholes to block, the rough edges to smoothen, the policies to finetune, the ones to consolidate. He would not have to beat about the bush. No trial and error.
In a Yoruba adage: Okunkun Ile Eni Kii Soro Fun Ni Lati Rin. Literally: It is never difficult for one to navigate through the dark in one’s home. The geography of the setting of the home is already engraved in the mind and head.
PYO will hit the ground running, if, by the grace of God, and the will of the people, he is given the opportunity to be in the Aso Rock Presidential Villa in 2023. None, among the multitude and myriad of aspirants, parades a match for his credentials.
I agree in-to-to with his submission in his declaration speech that: “I believe that the very reason why the Almighty God gave me these experiences, these insights, and these opportunities, is that they must be put to the use of our country and its great peoples.”
My fear.The bane, over the years is that politics and elections in Nigeria have never thrown up the best, especially, for the Office of President. It is even on record, a General Olusegun Obasanjo, as military Head of State, on the eve of the 1979 Presidential Election, reportedly said, the best candidate may not necessarily win an election.
We need to put an end to this viscious cycle, for the good of all.
B’OMO ENI BA DARA KA WI… If one’s child is beautiful, there is no harm acknowledging and trumpeting the divine blessing and favour.
This PYO, is good. He has all it takes to turn things around for the good of all.