Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has explained why he joined the presidential race, saying it would be an act of betryal if he should refuse to do so.
Osinbajo spoke on Monday when he visited the Ondo State governor, Arakunrin Rotimi Akeredolu, some leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC), and some political office holders in the state ahead of the presidential primary of the party.
Expressing his readiness to contest the 2023 presidential election and serve Nigeria, the vice president said: “Opportunity comes once in a while. It is also a privilege to serve. Our country needs service that will bring the country out of the wood.
“Nobody can be anything without the endorsement of God. I declare my intention based on the fact that I have served for over seven months as acting president. I was given very serious responsibility as an acting president.
“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 experience, I now retire to Lagos or Ikene to go and be writing my memoir, it would be a great injustice to this country.”
Responding, Akeredolu, who expressed the love and respect of the Ondo State delegates for Osinbajo, said: “It is only God that can enthrone, if God says it is you (Osinbajo), it will be you.”