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VICE PRESIDENT YEMI OSINBAJO’S ORATORICAL SKILLS: WHY YOUTHS MUST WAKE UP FROM SLUMBER

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Spread the loveThere is an old Latin saying meaning: ‘’From the treasures of the heart; the mouth speaks’’. The Holy Bible in Luke 6:45 contains a similar statement with the same meaning: ‘’A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.’’ I have an unfeigned regard for Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON on account of his intellect. His flawless rendition and oratorical skills speak eloquently about his talents. The extemporaneous delivery of his speeches at some occasions casts Prof. Osinbajo in the mould of United States Presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama, who is noted as America’s third greatest presidential orator since 1933; and the famed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Martin Luther King Jnr, whose ‘I have A Dream’ speech still resonates as part of history. VP Yemi Osinbajo is not really the main subject of discourse. However, Mr. Vice President’s very inspiring speech to the ‘Emerging Political Leaders Summit’ held in Abuja recently, at which he hit the nail on the head emphatically on the need for youths to be alive to their responsibilities makes reference to him imperative. He said in part: “Youths have a challenge in their hands for the future of our country; so, I advise you not to sit down and fold your hands and be lamenting over bad leadership or politicians. “Get down to business, organize and do something to become elected political youths; after all, Anthony Enahoro became a leader in this country at the age of 23 years, and later moved a motion for the nation’s independence at the age of 27 years’’. This charge was

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