Tinubu, a former governor of Lagos State, said: “There was the issue of selecting Buhari’s running mate. After a careful study and discussion, it was agreed that we should field a religiously balanced ticket given the sensitivity of the moment.
“Based upon this conclusion, the name of a renowned professor, Yemi Osinbajo, a professor of law and former Lagos State Attorney-General during my tenure as governor was proposed and accepted as the running mate.
“Osinbajo was also a pastor in the largest church in the entire country and this would answer those who had wrongfully tried to paint and present Muhammadu Buhari as intolerant religiously.
“From this event, you can see a portrait of a president as a democrat more adept than many would think,” Tinubu, who is a reviewer of the book said.
Osinbajo, on Sunday, said he believes God has a hand in Nigeria, noting that without asking for any position, he was made the vice-president.
He spoke during a service at the Olive Tree Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Lagos.