A statement by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo stated Monday that failing to run for the presidency in the 2023 general elections would be a betrayal to Nigeria.
Osinbajo stated during a visit to Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders in the state that aside from his current position, serving as acting president for months had equipped him with the necessary expertise to lead Nigeria.”
“Every day, numerous people give their lives for the country. If I now retire to Lagos or Ikenne to write my book with everything that has been granted to me by God’s grace, it would be a grave injustice to our country, “the Vice President stated.
“Now that the opportunity has presented itself, with the experience, connections, and relationships that I have both locally and internationally, it would be a betrayal to the country not to accept it.”
“Nobody can be anything without God’s blessing. I express my intention based on over seven months as acting president. As acting president, I was assigned grave responsibilities.”
On his part, Akeredolu stated that while the state’s delegates admire and appreciate him, it is God who enthrones him.
Since April 11, when Osinbajo announced his decision to run for president, he has been touring the country to drum up support for his bid.