It’ll Be Betrayal To Nigeria If I Don’t Run For President, Says Osinbajo


Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has that it will be a “betrayal” to Nigeria if he doesn’t contest the presidency in the general election.

Osinbajo spoke on when he visited Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, and stakeholders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in the state.

The vice-president stated that aside from his position, having served as acting president for over seven months has also given him the needed experience to Nigeria.

“Opportunity comes once in a while. It is also a privilege to serve. Our country needs service that will the country out of the woods,” NAN quoted him as saying.

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“Nobody can be anything without the endorsement of God. I my based on the fact that I have served for over seven months as acting president. I was given very serious as an acting president.

“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 , I got to know so many things that most people will never come across — even people in will never come across — and I gained a lot of experience on that account.

“Many , 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 anything to me; don’t ask me any questions; just do whatever you need to do’.

“Now, the opportunity has come. With the experience that I have, the connection and contacts that I have both locally and internationally, it will be a betrayal to the country not to accept to serve the country.

“Many people are dying for the country every day. If with all that has been given to me by the grace of God — all the experience — I now retire to Lagos or Ikenne to go and write my memoir, it would be a to this country.

“It will be great injustice to our country, that is why I have thrown my hat in the ring to ensure I make the best for the position of president of of Nigeria.”

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