He, arguably, stands the best chance amongst the lot that have either overtly or covertly indicated an interest in the highest office in the land from the South-West geo-political zone.
However, a few days ago, he threw in the towel even before the contest began.
Those who cite deference to his political godfather, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, as the reason may not be far from reality.
Mr. Tinubu has been busy crisscrossing the country to mobilise support for his rumoured presidential bid. He, Tinubu was said to have nominated Professor Yemi Osinbajo, following the belief that a Muslim-Muslim ticket, which his pairing with President Muhammadu Buhari represented, would be a hard sale to Nigerians.
Indeed, Vice President Yemi Osinbajo came into the political limelight in 1999 following his appointment by Mr Tinubu’s administration as the state Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice. His sterling performance on that occasion endeared him into the heart of many Lagosians. Some of his initiatives in the administration of criminal justice were indeed replicated in some states across the country.
Little wonder then that his candidature enjoyed wide acceptance when it was announced in 2015 ahead of that year’s presidential election. He went ahead to adequately pilot the affairs of the country when his boss was away in the United Kingdom for medical attention.