Nigerian Twitter users chose Vice President Yemi Osinbajo as Nigeria’s “Man of the Year” in a Twitter poll conducted by SaharaReporters.

Out of 3,625 votes, Mr. Osinbajo received 41 percent, with the late Lieutenant Colonel Muhammad Abu Ali coming in second with 27 percent.

Mr. Osinbajo served as Acting President of Nigeria for a total of over three months in 2017 while President Muhammadu Buhari was in London receiving medical treatment.

During his time as Acting President, Mr. Osinbajo took on several presidential duties. He signed three executive orders, inaugurated the Board of Directors of the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), directed the expansion of the Social Investment Programmes (SIP), and attended the G7 summit where he met with U.S. President Donald Trump and other world leaders.

The late Lt. Col. Muhammad Abu Ali was killed in a Boko Haram ambush and has since been hailed for his gallantry and service for Nigeria.

Radio host Daddy Freeze, who received 17 percent, stirred up controversy when he criticized tithing, calling it a scam.

Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) received 15 percent.

SaharaReporters had initially listed ten candidates, which was shortlisted to four. Those who did not make the final four were Charly Boy, Oby Ezekwesili, Atiku Abubakar, Dino Melaye, Bobrisky, and Abdulrasheed Maina.

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

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