“It will be a great injustice if I refuse to serve Nigerians,” says Osinbajo
Friday Omosola, Akure
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who declared to run for the presidential seat on Monday, April 11th, 2022 has said it would amount to injustice if he did not contest the 2023 election with his experiences in the last seven years in office.
Professor Osinbajo revealed this yesterday during his visit to the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in his office, Alagbaka Akure, The Trumpet gathered.
Vice president, who hailed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari for open-mindedness in delegating serious tasks which had aided his experience, said God was the only person that put people in power.
He said it would be a betrayal and Justice to the country if he retired with all his exposure in government back to Lagos or Ikene to go and be writing memoirs.
While commending Mr Akeredolu for his giant strides of achievements in the state, he noted that it was a special privilege to be called to serve and a very special privilege to serve.
“So, I believe the hand of God must be on anything we are doing, but I declared my intention based on first, the fact that I have served, again by the sheer grace of God, I have served for seven years and some months.
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“President Muhammadu Buhari, just out of his open-mindedness and his own generosity, ensured that I was given very serious responsibilities as vice president and I also acted as president.
” In those capacities, I got to know so many things that most people will never come across, even people in government will never come across and I gained a lot of experience on that account.
“Many times the President, when he was away, said pointedly to me that look, I don’t want to feter your discretion in any way, as acting president, you are president, just make sure you are fair and just, don’t refer anything to me, don’t ask me any questions, just do whatever you need to do.
“I think It will be a betrayal to our country, to our nation, this is a nation that many people died for, people died for this country, if I, with all that has given to me by the grace of God, retire quietly either to Lagos or Ikenne and go and be writing my memoirs.”
“It will be a great injustice to our country, that is why I throw my hat in the ring and ensure I make the best case for the position of President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” he said.
Earlier, Mr Akeredolu while appreciating the vice president for the visit, said the state delegates love and respect him, saying it was only God that enthroned him.